Gunman Wearing Only a Jacket Kills 4 at Waffle House

Police in Nashville are hunting a suspect who is now believed to be nude
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2018 7:35 AM CDT
Diners eat at a Waffle House in Atlanta, in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – A man wearing only a green coat opened fire early Sunday at a Nashville-area Waffle House, killing four people and injuring another two, reports ABC News. Two people died outside the building around 3:30 am Sunday and one inside before a patron managed to grab the weapon; a fourth person died at the hospital. Police are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Illinois as a person of interest; they tweeted that the gunman arrived at the restaurant in a vehicle registered to Reinking. The gunman has since ditched his "coat and is nude," per the tweet.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident," Waffle House said in a statement. "Right now, our first thoughts are with the victims and their families, and we will be there for them in this most difficult time. ... This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family."

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