Nude Gunman Kills Four At A Tennessee Waffle House

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Ryan Pickrell China/Asia Pacific Reporter
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Police are searching for a suspect who shot up a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, killing four people and wounding several others.

The gunman, who entered the establishment nude except for a green jacket (which he later shed), opened fire on Waffle House patrons at around 3:25 a.m. (local time), authorities said. A customer was able to wrestle the weapon away from the shooter, causing the man to flee the scene.

The suspect is a white male with short hair, according to police.

While police initially reported three people were killed, the death toll has risen to four. Three people were killed at the scene, and one of the injured passed away at the hospital.

Police are currently searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, a native of Morton, Ill. The shooter arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, but he fled the scene on foot after losing his weapon in the scuffle and was last seen walking south on the Murfreesboro Pike.

Authorities initially identified Reinking as a person of interest, not the shooter, but police have since revealed murder warrants are being drafted for the young man.

First Update: Police initially reported three dead, four wounded, but one of the injured passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two of the wounded are in critical but stable condition.

Second Update: murder warrants are now being drafted for Travis Reinking, police revealed .

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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