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6 shot, 4 dead, others wounded at Nashville Waffle House shooting; naked shooter on the loose

Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. (Nashville Police Department)
April 22, 2018

Early Sunday morning around 3:25 a.m. a mostly naked man wearing only a green jacket walked into a Nashville, Tennessee, Waffle House and opened fire with a rifle.

Nashville police said a total of six people were shot and two others injured. Four of those people who were shot have died. The two other gunshot victims were receiving treatment at Vanderbilt Hospital.

The suspected shooter, who police have identified as 29-year-old Travis Reinking, fled the scene.

The suspect was then seen walking along Murfreesboro Pike, completely nude, after ditching his jacket, and the search for the suspect is still ongoing.

Metro Nashville police tracked the shooter’s car and warned people that the shooter was last seen walking along Murfreesboro Pike, nude.

Someone visiting the Waffle House wrestled the rifle away from the shooter after he opened fire. Metro Nashville police released a photo of the gun, which appears to be an AR-15.

Metro Nashvillve police described the shooter as a white man with short hair.

Nashville, TN map (Google Maps)

Waffle House released a statement on Twitter: “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 Public Relations Director Pat Warner said that they are sending their corporate team from Atlanta to Nashville, and that their thoughts are with the affected.