In three separate shootings in Atlanta, eight people were killed, and a young man was arrested.
According to Cherokee County sheriff Captain Jay Baker, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, was apprehended in south-west Georgia, some 150 miles south of Atlanta, and taken into custody in Crisp County.
The local police had released CCTV photos from the scene of the incident in the hope of apprehending the perpetrator.
It is understood that the shooter entered the massage parlour on Georgia Highway 92, just outside Woodstock, on Tuesday, March 16, at around 4.50pm local time.
According to Fox5, Officers said that CCTV images show the suspect entering a dark-colored Hyundai SUV.
The CCTV clips released by the police, show a man wearing sunglasses and dark/pink top.
Police officers have also confirmed that there has been another series of shootings at two spas across the road from each other in Atlanta hours later.
Officers said three women were killed at the Gold Spa and one was killed across the street at the Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road, near the junction of Cheshire Bridge Road.
According to Fox5, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, an emergency call was put to 911 stating that shots had been fired.
According to police, many of the women killed in the killings were Asian.
The first occurrence occurred at 6 p.m. at the Gold Spa.
When officers arrived, they discovered three women who had died as a result of their injuries, and they got a second call from the Aromatherapy Spa across the street.
They arrived quickly to discover that a civilian had already been gunned down.
The road was blocked, and there were a lot of cops in the neighbourhood, but there was no apparent risk to the public, according to officials.
The killings at the spa occurred just hours after three people were killed at a massage parlour in Cherokee County.