VFC Shield
VFC Shield Members,

On March 16, 2021, a lone offender equipped with a 9mm handgun carried out a series of mass shootings at three separate massage parlors/spas in Cherokee County and Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, killing eight and wounding one.

Please see the below open-source assessment produced in collaboration with Hanover County Shield Program. 


VFC Shield

Eight Killed in Series of Mass Shootings Targeting Massage Parlors/Spas in Georgia

Information Cutoff: March 17, 2021 / 1730 hours


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Attacks In Crowded And Public Spaces

While the threat of mass attacks is real, we can take steps to prepare, protect ourselves and help others.


VA Fusion Center

Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and their is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. 



Securing Soft Targets And Crowded Places

Soft targets and crowded places are increasingly appealing to terrorists and other extremist actors because of their relative accessibility and the large number of potential targets. This challenge is complicated by the prevalent use of simple tactics and less sophisticated attacks.


This is an open-source product.  Redistribution is encouraged.


"Awareness Through Information Sharing"

This assessment is the result of collaboration and cooperation with the Hanover County Sheriff's Department. 

Virginia Fusion Center
Hanover County Sheriff's Office
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"Awareness Through Information Sharing"




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