전체기사
핫이슈
미국
뉴잉글랜드
한인
칼럼
교육,유학
비즈니스
사회,문화
연예,스포츠
인터뷰
오피니언
화제,황당
ENGLISH
학생칼럼
iReporter
보스톤여행
날씨
포토뉴스
동영상 뉴스
칼럼니스트
지면 보기
  뉴스ENGLISH
Five Family Members Killed in Shooting at Korean Spa in Atlanta
보스톤코리아  2012-02-27, 11:38:26   
By MyungSool Jang
Translated SeungYeon Woo



On Tuesday night, February 21st, a Korean family of five was killed in a shooting at a Korean spa in Norcross, GA.

According to the police report, the shooting incident occurred around 9 p.m. at the Su Jung Health Sauna, located on Buford Highway in Norcross, northeast of Atlanta.

The victims are the owner of the sauna, Byung-ok Kang (65), Kang’s wife, Keum-hee Baek (67), her sister, Keum-sook Baek (57), and her husband Tae-yeol Kim (58). The identity of the shooter has been proven to be the brother-in-law of the owner Kang and his name is Jung-su Baek (60). After he shot his sisters and their husbands, he then killed himself, according to the Atlanta Chosun.

Kwon, one of the Korean witnesses at the sauna during the incident, said, “I heard a gunshot when I was receiving acupressure. I came outside and I saw the owner Kang, his wife and her sister already dead. The sister’s husband did not die yet but he was in critical condition.” It was reported that the sister’s husband died after he was taken to the hospital.

“After the incident, others didn’t know what to do so I called the police. No other employers and customers at the scene are insured since the shooting happened among the family members,” said Kwon.

According to the Atlanta Chosun, at the night of the incident, more than 80 people from the police and investigation squad arrived; they blocked off the sauna area and are continuing to investigate. The motive for the crime has not yet been found; however, neighbors around the sauna assume that the family’s financial problem was a factor in the shooting.

After the security cameras of the sauna were analyzed by the police, it was revealed that at around 8:25 p.m. the attacker, Baek, shot Kang while they were arguing at the counter near the entrance. The police reported Kang was found dead on the chair and Kim died of excessive bleeding on the way to the hospital.

The police arrived within 30 minutes after the incident, and found a gun at the scene that was probably used by Baek.

There are two Korean health saunas in the Atlanta area. The Su Jung Health Sauna is located in downtown Norcross where Koreatown is.

Currently, there are about 80,000 Koreans living in the Atlanta community, and Koreatowns are mainly developed in the northeastern cities of Atlanta, such as Norcross, Doraville and Duluth.

ⓒ 보스톤코리아(http://www.bostonkorea.com), 무단전재 및 재배포 금지
의견목록    [의견수 : 0]
등록된 의견이 없습니다.
이메일
비밀번호
Newton Free Library Has Set Up the Korean Collection 2012.03.12
By Hyuncheon Kim Translated SeungYeon Woo The Korean literature bookshelf has been newly e..
‘Korean Night’ held by Berklee College of Music Liven Up the Night of Berklee 2012.02.27
By GaYoung Kim Translated SeungYeon Woo The ‘Korean Night’ concert, held in Café 939 on th..
Five Family Members Killed in Shooting at Korean Spa in Atlanta 2012.02.27
By MyungSool Jang Translated SeungYeon Woo On Tuesday night, February 21st, a Korean famil..
Korean Students in Boston push the Voter Registration Rate to top in U.S. 2012.02.13
By HyunCheon Kim Translated SeungYeon Woo While the rate of voter registration for the ove..
“My Team Definitely Wins.” 2012.02.13
Korean Football Fans in Boston vs. New York
프리미엄 광고
온바오닷컴
남미로닷컴
보스톤코리아
플로리다 한겨레저널
코리아포스트
주간미시간
코리안위클리
오지리닷컴
코리아나뉴스
마닐라서울
파리지성
코리아포스트
e스페인
니하오홍콩
상하이저널
오케이미디어
코리안센터
회사소개  |  광고안내  |  서비스/광고문의  |  업체등록  |  이용약관  |  개인정보 보호정책  |  결제방법안내