Still, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV 2 that Long has not indicated that the shootings were racially motivated and has only said that he targeted businesses that he had been to before.

In fact, Baker said during a news conference Wednesday that “the suspect did take responsibility for the shootings,” but that “he claims...that it was not racially motivated,” and that “he apparently has an issue with sex addiction,” and sees these locations as places he can go to and “eliminate” his “temptation.”

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was careful not to jump to any conclusions while commending law enforcement for their swift action in apprehending the suspect and condemning the violence perpetrated by the shooter.

“A motive is still not clear, but a crime against any community is a crime against us all,” Bottoms said in a statement, AJC reports. “I have remained in close contact with the White House and APD as they work with federal, state and local partners to investigate the suspect who is responsible for this senseless violence in our city.”

Speaking of the White House, officials told WSB-TV that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the “horrific” shootings and that White House officials “have been in touch with the Mayor’s office and will remain in touch with the FBI.”

Here’s how Long’s arrest went down as reported by WSB-TV:

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office said it received information on the suspect’s car and spotted it on Ga. 401/I75 Tuesday evening. The Georgia State Patrol was able to perform a PIT maneuver on the car. Long was arrested without incident and taken to the Crisp County Detention Facility.

Long was extradited back to Cherokee County Wednesday morning. He is expected to be in court Wednesday morning for a first appearance.

While there’s no official word on whether or not the victims were targeted by their race, the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism unit said it is “monitoring the shooting of Asian Americans in Georgia,” and that it “will be deploying assets to our great Asian communities across the city out of an abundance of caution.”