President Joe Biden on Wednesday said violence against Asian Americans is “very troublesome” and spoke of the concern in the Asian American community after a mass shooting in Atlanta.

“I know that Asian Americans are very concerned because, as you know, I’ve been speaking about the brutality against Asian-Americans for the last couple of months,” he said. “I think that it is very, very troublesome.”

Biden stressed that motivation in the slayings had yet “to be determined.”

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First lady Jill Biden also addressed shootings in Georgia during an event at the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Concord, New Hampshire, CNN reported.

“I want to start by saying something directly to the families of the shooting victims in Atlanta last night,” First lady was quoted as saying by CNN. 

“My heart is with you. And I hope that all Americans will join me in praying for everyone touched by this senseless tragedy,” She added.

President Biden has also urged domestic policy adviser Susan Rice and White House public engagement director and senior adviser Cedric Richmond to conduct community listening sessions in the aftermath of the attack.

Six Asian women were among the eight people shot and killed in spas in Atlanta, with a white man presently in custody for staging a total of three attacks. The attacks largely have the Asian-American community on edge after a recent spike in anti-Asian crimes in the city, as fears of the Asian-owned establishments being specifically targeted running high.