UPDATE: 9:59 2/22/12
NORCROSS, Ga. – Police want to know why a man went on a killing spree at a Norcross spa before taking his own life.
“Preliminarily it looks like a murder-suicide,” said Chief Warren Warren Summers of the Norcross Police Department.
The shooting rampage left five people dead at a Norcross spa Tuesday night. It happened at the Su Jung Health Sauna on Buford Highway.
Police say the carnage was captured by the building’s surveillance video system.
“It appears he walked in, had some conversation with one of the victims and the shooting started,” said Summers.
Police describe the shooter as a frequent visitor to the spa and say he could be related to some of the victims — two of which were men, two others women.
Detectives believe the victims were targeted and not chosen at random.
“We continue to investigate motive and who this individual is and why he came here and why he targeted the people he targeted,” said Summers.
The spa was open for business at the time, with more than 20 people inside the 50,000 square foot facility. A patron heard the shots and called 911.
“Somebody called my phone and said come here,” said the patron.
The man’s wife also got a call from inside. Normally she’d be working at the spa but she had the day off.
“Four to five people. One lady telling me, shot to head,” said the patron.
The names of the victims have not been released. Police say some of the victims may be related to each other and might be related to the shooter.
Police say the spa has not given them any trouble in the past. They say the spa is owned by a husband and wife and that the husband is not the shooter.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.
NORCROSS, Ga. – Five people were fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a health spa in Norcross on Tuesday night, according to police.
Authorities responded a 911 call at the Su Jung Health Sauna on the 6000 block of Buford Highway around 9 p.m.
Five people were found dead, according to Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers. One firearm was recovered, Summers said.
The shooting remained under investigation late Tuesday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was aiding the Norcross Police Department.
Police were talking to witnesses trying to determine a motive.
No other details were immediately available.