Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought

At least four people were killed and several others were injured early Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn., police said.

The alleged gunman, Travis Reinking, 29, began shooting at patrons around 3:25 a.m. Sunday at the Waffle House, located about 16 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, before fleeing the scene, Metro Nashville police said. Authorities had initially said Reinking was a person of interest, but later said he has been identified as a suspect


“If you see a nude guy walking around this morning call the police department,” Don Aaron of the Metro Police Department told WTVF.

A person at the restaurant had wrestled away the alleged shooter’s rifle.

Police initially described the gunman as a man with short hair who was last seen walking on Murfreesboro Pike. He “shed his coat” after firing his gun and is nude.

Authorities identified Reinking as a person of interest after finding the vehicle allegedly used by the gunman was registered in that name.