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Mass slaying in Georgia spa stemmed from domestic dispute, police say

By Nick Valencia, CNN
updated 4:58 PM EST, Wed February 22, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: The dead includes a man, his two sisters and their husbands, police say
  • NEW: Police are working with the South Korean consulate, police say
  • NEW: Man had been asked to leave the shop, but he returned later with a gun

Atlanta (CNN) -- The shooting deaths of five people at a suburban Atlanta spa Tuesday night was a murder-suicide triggered by a domestic dispute, police said Wednesday.

A man shot himself to death after killing his two sisters and their husbands at the Su Jung Health Spa in Norcross, Georgia, according to a police statement.

The man had been asked to leave the business earlier in the day, but returned at 8:40 p.m. and began shooting with a semiautomatic pistol, police said.

The names of the dead, all in their early 50s to mid-60s, have not been made public.

"The Norcross Police Department continues to investigate the incident and has worked with the (South) Korean consulate in this incident," the statement said.

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