#AtlantaShootings

8 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House denied to elaborate on the executive actions. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • Joe Biden will announce the new executive actions on Thursday
  • Reportedly, the new legislation will make background checks on ghost guns mandatory
  • However, the exact extent of the announcement still isn't clear

28 March.Queens, NY, USA
ANSWER coalition has helped organised multiple protests in the US. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The protests were carried out in more than 60 cities in the US
  • Protester's wrote messages for ending violent acts against the Asian community on their placards
  • Cities like Los Angeles, Queens, Georgia Metropolis, Detroit and Chicago witnessed protests

25 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
The man was detained by the first responding unit of Atlanta Police Department. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • The incident took place in Atlanta Publix Supermarket in Midtown
  • A total of three handguns, two heavy firearms and body armour were siezed upon detention
  • A mental health evaluation of the man is being done by health officials

20 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
Law enforcement officials confer outside a massage parlor following a shooting on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • Randy Park is the son of one of six women of Asian descent killed in the shooting
  • His mother Hyun Jung Grant was shot dead at the Gold Spa in Atlanta
  • His GoFundMe page raised more than $1.5 million by Friday

20 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were visiting Atlanta to meet with the city's Asian-American leaders. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Joe Biden condemned the mass shooting spree in and around the city of Atlanta
  • Biden along with Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans
  • Urging Americans to fight the "resurgence of xenophobia", Biden said "Silence is complicity, we cannot be complicit

20 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
Flowers and signs are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • In three incidents of gun violence, eight people, including six Asian women, were killed
  • The suspect identified as Robert Aaron Long has denied any racist motive for attacks
  • Much remains unknown about the eight lives lost

18 March
Flowers and signs are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The suspect identified as Robert Aaron Long has denied a racist motive for Tuesday's attacks
  • Six of the eight victims were women of Asian origin
  • The suspect said he had frequented massage parlors and launched attacks as a form of vengeance

18 March.Holly Springs, NC, USA
Law enforcement officials confer outside a massage parlor following a shooting on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The suspect legally purchased his gun from a local gun store, Big Woods Goods in Holly Springs
  • Eight people died and one person was injured in the shootings on Tuesday
  • Suspect Robert Aaron Long remains in custody in Cherokee County

18 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
A body is taken out of Gold Spa massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • In three separate incidents of gun violence, a total of six Asian women were killed in Atlanta
  • In the aftermath of the attacks, Twitterati have used their platform to raise their voice
  • Under the umbrella of #StopAsianHate over 1.5 million tweets have already been made

18 March.Atlanta, GA, USA
Robert Aaron Long told authorities he has a sex addiction problem and sees massage parlors as "a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate." (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Robert Aaron Long has been arrested on suspicion of killing eight people, including six Asian women
  • Long has taken responsibility for the shootings "but he does claim it was not racially motivated"
  • When he was caught Long was on his way to Florida, perhaps to carry out more shootings