Atlanta spa shootings motive 'does not appear' to be racially motivated: FBI director

FBI Director Chris Wray on Friday discussed the Atlanta spa shooting spree in an interview with NPR.

"So obviously, it's a heartbreaking incident, and it hits particularly close to home for me since I consider Atlanta home," Wray said. "And so I certainly grieve for the victims and their families."

"The FBI is supporting state and local law enforcement, specifically APD, the Atlanta Police Department, and the [Cherokee County] Sheriff's Office. So we're actively involved but in a support role," he explained.

"And while the motive remains still under investigation at the moment, it does not appear that the motive was racially motivated. But I really would defer to the state and local investigation on that for now," Wray said.