Waffle House shooting leaves multiple dead

Police say a gunman wearing just a green jacket is still on the loose in Antioch, Tennessee, after shooting several people at a Waffle House and leaving multiple dead.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 10:49 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 10:49 AM

Four people were killed and at least two others were shot at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday morning, Metro Nashville Police said.

Police say the gunman was naked except for a green jacket when he opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. (4:25 a.m. ET) in Antioch, part of the Nashville area.

The assailant later shed his jacket, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

He said a customer intervened. "The man who wrestled the gun away is a hero," Aaron said.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Police said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though the gunman was last seen walking away from the scene nude.

So far, the motive for the shooting appears to be random, police said.

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Broken Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Angola
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
Huntington
Broken Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Decatur
Broken Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Van Wert
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 27°
Staying dry into Sunday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events