According to Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, most of the victims in Tuesday’s shooting in Georgia were Asian, and two were White.
In total, eight people were killed in Atlanta and Cherokee County.
“Just to be clear, our victims – I know that, obviously, Atlanta, all their victims were Asian – two of our victims were white,” Baker said during a Wednesday briefing.
“We had two Asians and two Whites that were killed at our location,” he explained.
Earlier in the briefing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said regardless of the motivation of this crime:
“We know that many of the victims, the majority of the victims, were Asian. We also know that this is an issue that's happening across the country. It is unacceptable, it is hateful, and it has to stop.”
Officials stressed that it is still early in the investigation and nothing can be ruled out at this point.
Police have not yet offered a motive in the shootings.