By the time 21-year-old Robert Aaron Young was captured that night about 150 miles south of Atlanta, he was accused of eight homicides, according to police. Young remained Friday in the Cherokee jail.
“Eight violent deaths in one night shocks the conscience,” Rohan said. “We mourn the senseless tragedy that robbed the world of the victims’ light. Like many, we wanted to help. We are honored that we have the opportunity to help one of the victims that survived this heinous act.”
A GoFundMe page was created after the shooting to assist Hernandez Ortiz and his family. By Friday, it had raised nearly $380,000.