Victims Named in Spa Shooting
Norcross Police have identified the names of the deceased in Tuesday's shooting.
Norcross Police have identified the four victims and one suspect in the murder-suicide spa shooting from Tuesday, according to a press release from Thursday.
The victims are: Kum Hi Song, female, 61; Byong Ok Kang, male, 64; Kum Sook Kim, female, 57; and Tae Yol Kim, male, 55.
The suspect, who's also deceased, has been identified as Jeong Soo Paek, male, 59.
Song and Kum Sook Kim were Paek's sisters, and Kang and Tae Yol Kim were the sister's husbands.
According to police reports, the shooting occurred at Su Jung Health Sauna located at 6005 Buford Highway on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Paek had entered the spa around 8:40 p.m. and opened fire on the four victims before turning the gun on himself.
Everyone involved is believed to have some type of ownership with the business, according to Norcross Police Spokesman Captain Brian Harr.
An article on the Huffington Post sourcing the Associated Press says one of the husbands was the co-owner of the business, and the suspect's motive may have been involved money or food.
Friends have been mourning the loss of the co-owner and others.
"He had great people skills," said Travis Kim, the president of the Korean-American Association of Greater Atlanta, according to the article. "He had a calm personality, so in various situations, he would give me a lot of ideas. When I was going through some rather difficult situations, he was there to give me advice and I'm grateful."
Sonny Lee, who owns Lee's Auto Center in the same shopping center, said the co-owner was known to argue with family members over money. The man lived in the area for about 15 years, Lee said, and he made a name for himself in the community.
"He was a member of different societies that gave back," he said. "It's a shock. It's a very close-knit community."
Additionally, he also told Norcross Patch that he knew the shooter. He said he was couldn't believe the incident when he heard about it because the suspect seemed like such a "nice guy."