The president of U.S, Joe Biden, said this Wednesday that violence against people of Asian origin is very “worrisome” and addressed the concern among this community. The president spoke after the shooting in Atlanta, despite the fact that the perpetrator of the massacre assured that it was not motivated by racism.
The president indicated that the reasons for the incident that left eight dead, six of them Asian people, have yet to be determined.
“I know Asian Americans are very concerned because, as you know, we have talked about brutality against Asian Americans in recent months,” he said. Biden.
It is something “very worrying,” he added.
Police go to the place where at least eight people were killed in attacks on three Asian massage parlors in the American city of Atlanta. (EFE / Erik S. Lesser). (ERIK S. LESSER /)
Four of the victims died in the massage parlor Young’s Asian Massage near Acworth, a suburb of Atlanta, capital of Georgiasaid the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper that the victims were two Asian women, and a white woman and man, while a Hispanic man was injured.
On his side, the police department of Atlanta confirmed that four women were found dead in two other massage parlors in the northeast of the city, identified as Massage Spa and Aroma Therapy Spa.
Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the four Atlanta victims were Asian women.
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