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Police: 5 killed in Korean spa shooting in Atlanta were related

February 22, 2012|By Michael Muskal
  • Police investigate a multiple shooting at the Su Jung Health Sauna in Norcross, Ga., near Atlanta. A gunman shot four people to death inside the Korean health spa and then killed himself in what police said may have been a case of domestic violence.
Police investigate a multiple shooting at the Su Jung Health Sauna in Norcross,… (David Tulis / Associated…)

The victims of an overnight shooting at a Korean health spa in suburban Atlanta were related to each other, supporting the police theory that the murder-suicide was the result of a family dispute.

Five people, including the gunman, died in the Tuesday night shooting at the Su Jung Health Sauna in Norcross, Ga., about 15 miles from downtown Atlanta.

Two of the victims were sisters of the gunman and the other two were their husbands, police confirmed on Wednesday. The fifth dead person was the shooter.

There was no immediate word on the possible motive.

According to a surveillance video, the unidentified gunman entered the spa Tuesday night and got into an argument with someone. He then began firing.

Police said they had recovered a .45-caliber gun at the salon.

Four people were pronounced at the scene and one was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Michael.muskal@latimes.com

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