Atlanta Shooting – level 2

23-03-2021 07:00

A 21-year-old man killed eight people in three massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

The attacks happened last week on Tuesday afternoon, and they happened shortly after each other. Police said that seven of the victims were women, and six were Asian-Americans.

It seems that the killer acted alone, but police do not know why he did it. It was not clear if the man´s plan was to kill Asian people, but some Asian people were scared after the attacks. More attacks on Asian-Americans happened during the coronavirus pandemic, and some people believe that the reason is the coronavirus.

Police arrested the man a few hours after the attacks and he was charged with murder.

Difficult words: massage (rubbing somebody´s muscles with hands to reduce pain and relax), parlor (a public place where guests come), charge (to formally say that someone did something wrong and he must go to court).

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