Waffle House Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Police Searching for Nude Killer

Four people were killed and at least two others were injured when a man opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, near Nashville.

According to CNN, the gunman, who has not been caught, entered the restaurant around 4:25 a.m. [ET] and was completely naked except for a green jacket.

Police spokesman Don Aaron told CNN that a customer intervened and added, “The man who wrestled the gun away is a hero.”

The assailant later took the jacket off and fled the scene on foot. Police are searching for Travis Reinking because the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to the 29-year-old.

Metro Nashville Police tweeted that a man believed to be Reinking was last seen in a wood line near an apartment complex near the Waffle House.

“The man was seen wearing black pants and no shirt,” the police department added.

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Pat Warner, director of public relations and external affairs for Waffle House, told ABC News the corporate team was being sent to Nashville and the companies “thoughts are with those affected.”

Waffle House also released a statement that said:

We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. Right now, our first thoughts are with the victims and their families, and we will be there for them in this most difficult time.

The statement added that the company is still gathering details and deferred all questions to the Metro Nashville Police Department since it is an ongoing investigation.

According to ABC News, police stated the gunman used an “assault-style rifle.” CNN reported police believe, at the time, for the motive to be random.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

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