‘I’m Numb’: Mother Of Woman Killed In Massage Parlor Shooting Speaks Out

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The mother of a young woman killed in the shootings at massage parlors Tuesday in Georgia said she felt “numb” over the loss.

“I’m lost, I’m confused, I’m hurt,” Margaret Rushing told Fox 5. “I’m numb.”

Rushing’s daughter, Delaina Yaun, was one of four people killed at Young’s Asian Massage, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Official Sparks Outrage After Saying Man Charged With Killing 8 At Massage Parlors Had ‘A Really Bad Day’)

“I just wanna see her one more time and I don’t know if I’m ever gonna get to do that,” Rushing said, the outlet reported.

“He took mothers, families away that didn’t deserve,” she added. “They’re innocent. They did nothing wrong and I just don’t understand why he took my daughter.”

Delaina’s husband was at the scene when gunshots rang out, the outlet reported. “He’s taking it hard,” Delaina’s sister Dana Toole told the outlet. “He was there. He heard the gunshots and everything. You can’t escape that when you’re in a room and gunshots are flying, what do you do?”

Robert Aaron Long was charged with eight counts of murder in connection with the shootings. He is currently being held at the Cherokee County jail, The New York Times reported.

Long’s motive for the shootings, which left eight dead in three massage parlors, remains unclear. Long told police investigators that he blamed the massage parlors for “providing an outlet for his addiction to sex,” according to the Wall Street Journal.