Four people are dead and at least three wounded after a naked man reportedly opened fire at a Tennessee Waffle House.
The gunman, said to be naked except for a green jacket, started shooting at the Nashville restaurant on Murfreesboro Pike just before 3:30 this morning. A customer was reportedly able to wrestle away the shooter’s rifle, described as an AR-15, before he fled on foot.
Police say 29-year-old Travis Reinking is a person of interest in the shooting. A spokesman for Waffle House called it a sad day and said the company’s first thoughts are with the victims and their families.
BREAKING: Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in Waffle House shooting. Vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to him. Gunman last seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike. He shed is coat and is nude. See Reinking? Pls call 615-862-8600 immediately. pic.twitter.com/duoWCo5fC0
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018
It’s a tragic day for our city anytime people lose their lives at the hands of a gunman. My heart goes out to the families & friends of every person who was killed or wounded in this morning’s shooting. I know all of their lives will be forever changed by this devastating crime.
— Judge David Briley (@DavidBriley) April 22, 2018
This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family. We ask for everyone to keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers.
— Waffle House News (@WaffleHouseNews) April 22, 2018