A Georgia mother of two getting a massage with her husband was among the victims in a series of Atlanta-area spa shootings that claimed the lives of eight people, loved ones and authorities said.
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, was killed in the shooting spree that began Tuesday night at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Acworth, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said.
“During a simple couple [sic] massage with her husband after work, Delaina Yaun lost her life after the parlor was shot up,” a GoFundMe page said.
“Her husband made it safely out but she leaves behind two beautiful children Mia And Mayson.”
Her loved ones remembered her Wednesday as “such a great role model.”
“You were an amazing Mother, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Grandaughter, Cousin, & best friend that anyone could have asked for,” Cristy Lynn McGouirk wrote. “Your heart of gold, kindness, and pure love will never be forgotten.
Another friend said she was “truly one of a kind” and a “very determined person.”
“I was proud to have you as a friend and a person who I could truly count on,” John Beck wrote.
The sheriff’s office said the gunfire also killed 54-year-old Paul Andre Michels, 49-year-old Xiaojie Yan and 44-year-old Daoyou Feng.
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, was identified as the sole survivor of the shooting in Acwortth.
He was seriously injured, but was in stable condition Wednesday, news station WSB-TV reported.
Authorities have not released the names of the four women who were later killed at two spas across the street from each other in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead.
Police arrested Robert Aaron Long who admitted to the shooting spree and indicated that he may have visited the businesses before.
Police said he didn’t give them any reason to believe the crimes were racially-motivated despite six of the victims being Asian women, but they are not ruling out the possibility.
With Post Wires