‘Unspeakable tragedy’: Local leaders, Asian-American groups react to deadly shootings

ATLANTA — Many people are reacting to the horrific shootings at several spas in metro Atlanta on Tuesday. The rampage left eight people dead and one other injured.

The suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, was arrested after a brief chase in Crisp County, Georgia.

Here are some of the reactions from local and national leaders and Asian-American groups:

Stop Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Hate:

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms:

Georgia Congresswoman Nikema Williams:

Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath:

Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk:

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC):

California Congresswoman Judy Chu:

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee:

California Congressman Mark Takano:

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.