The Gwinnett County Police Department has announced it is increasing patrols in and around Asian businesses, specifically spas, in Gwinnett County.
The announcement follows shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and Cherokee County on Tuesday that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent. A suspect, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, is in police custody.
“Although there are no known threats at this time, these patrols will continue for the foreseeable future for the safety and comfort of the community,” the announcement by Gwinnett police reads.
Anyone who witnesses something suspicious or criminal in nature is asked to immediately call 911.