At approximately 1700 local time (2100 UTC) on 16 March 2021, a shooting occurred at a massage parlor in Acworth, Georgia, located on the northern outskirts of the city of Atlanta. Police officers responding to the event discovered five people with gunshot wounds, two of whom died at the scene. The other three wounded individuals were taken to a local hospital, where two more succumbed to their injuries. Nearly one hour later, police officers responded to a call regarding a robbery in progress at a massage parlor in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood — located approximately 30 mi (50 km) from the shooting site in Acworth — where three women were shot and killed. An additional shooting occurred at another spa situated across the street while the officers were at the scene; one woman was found dead from gunshot wounds at the latter facility. Authorities then launched a pursuit and arrested a 21-year-old male suspect in Crisp County, located about 150 miles south of Atlanta, more than three hours after the initial shooting in Acworth. Six of the eight people killed in the shootings were of Asian descent, which has raised concerns that the killings may have been racially motivated. Local and federal law enforcement officials are investigating the events.