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'I saw blood coming out of her head': Atlanta spa shooting survivor recounts the harrowing moment he watched the gunman shoot his masseuse dead

 A Georgia delivery driver has told of seeing his masseuse shot in the head and killed by the Atlanta spa gunman.

Marcus Lyon, 31, was a first-time visitor at Young's Asian Massage in Acworth, a northwest suburb of Atlanta.

The spa was the first of three that Robert Aaron Long, 21, targeted on Tuesday in what he said was retaliation for his sex addiction. Eight people, six of them Asian women, died - including Lyon's masseuse.

Lyon went to the spa for treatment for his bad back.

Marcus Lyon, a 31-year-old delivery driver, was at Young's Asian Massage in Acworth Tuesday

Marcus Lyon, a 31-year-old delivery driver, was at Young's Asian Massage in Acworth Tuesday

The salon owner, Xiaojie Tan, 49, was among four people to die at her spa in the shooting

The salon owner, Xiaojie Tan, 49, was among four people to die at her spa in the shooting

Delaina Yaun, 33, who was at the spa for a massage, died in Tuesday night's rampage

Xiaojie Tan, the owner of the spa, died in the shooting - on the day before her 50th birthday

Xiaojie Tan, the owner of the spa, died in the shooting - on the day before her 50th birthday

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About two minutes into his massage appointment on Tuesday, he heard the first gunshots.

'We both stood up and looked around and heard that other gunshot,' Lyon told CNN's Briana Keilar.


'She was by the door. That's when I jumped behind the bed.

'Once she opened up that door, I heard the third gunshot, and she actually dropped. I'm pretty sure she got shot in her head. I wasn't even longer than two feet away from her. I see blood coming out of her head.

'I constantly heard more gunshots after that, and from there, you know, I heard a ringing bell on the door.

'I'm guessing the suspect ran out.'

Ashley Zhang takes a moment before laying flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Young's

Ashley Zhang takes a moment before laying flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Young's

Ashley Zhang and Lily Yang lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Young's Asian Massage

Ashley Zhang and Lily Yang lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Young's Asian Massage

Lyon told Keilar he had a handgun in his car, but by the time he ran outside it was too late.

Three women - Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, who was at the spa for a massage; Daoyou Feng, a 44-year-old massage therapist; and the spa owner, Xiaojie Tan, 49 - died at the spa, along with one man, Paul Andre Michels, 54, who had been doing maintenance work at the site.

Lyon credited the unidentified masseuse with helping him survive the shooting.

'I felt like she kind of saved my life,' he said.

Four more people, all Asian women - Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Soon Chung Park, 74; Suncha Kim, 69; and Yong Ae Yue, 63 - were later killed at two salons across the street from each other in Buckhead.

Lyon said that he considers himself 'lucky' that he made it out alive from the massacre.

'I felt like my mom was watching over me,' he told 11Alive.

'She died of stage four colon cancer two years ago so I felt like she was watching over me or something.

'It was crazy. I really couldn't believe it.'

Lyon spoke as the husband of one of the victims told how he had initially believed the spa attack was a robbery, with the gunman firing blanks. 

Gwangho Lee, 38, said when he arrived at the Gold Spa in Atlanta last Tuesday after getting a text message about the shooting, he found his wife, 74-year-old Soon Chung Park, bleeding from her mouth and unresponsive.  

Lee, who was told by Park's co-worker that she had fainted, attempted CPR but could not revive her. 

He claimed that a police officer who was on the scene stood by and did nothing to help. 

Gwangho Lee, 38 (right), the husband of Atlanta spa shooting victim Soon Chung Park, 74 (left), said he was initially told the attack was a robbery and the intruder was shooting blanks

Gwangho Lee, 38 (right), the husband of Atlanta spa shooting victim Soon Chung Park, 74 (left), said he was initially told the attack was a robbery and the intruder was shooting blanks  

When Lee entered the Gold Spa in Atlanta last Tuesday, he found his wife lying unresponsive in the hallway with blood around her mouth

When Lee entered the Gold Spa in Atlanta last Tuesday, he found his wife lying unresponsive in the hallway with blood around her mouth 

Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been accused of shooting and killing eight people, including six Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors

Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been accused of shooting and killing eight people, including six Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors 

Long, the son of a youth minister who was said to be a customer at two out of the three targeted spas, told police that the attacks were not racially motivated, but had to do with his sex addiction, and his purported desire to eliminate the sources of his temptation.  

Park, a native of South Korea, worked as a day manager and cook at the Gold Spa. 

She was one of three women who were killed inside the business.  

Park's son-in-law Scott Lee told the New York Times and the Washington Post that she had spent much of her life in New York and New Jersey, before moving to Georgia and starting a new life in the Gwinnett County suburb of Duluth with her husband. 

Lee told The Daily Beast that he accepted Park's marriage proposal after the two met in 2017.

Lee, a Lyft driver, told the Daily Beast he was already on the way to Gold Spa on Tuesday to pick up his wife's co-worker when the woman texted him about an apparent robbery, and urged him to 'send the police' and 'do it faster.'  

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