Nashville Police Hunt for Waffle House Shooter as Details of Background Emerge

(From The Guardian)

Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighbourhood to watch out for a suspect in Sunday’s shooting at a Waffle House restaurant that killed four people.

More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early on Monday, authorities said. Agents with the FBI, the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also assisting in the manhunt as disturbing reports about the wanted man’s past behaviour came to light.

Reinking was almost naked, wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault-style rifle, when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant, police said. In addition to the four people killed, four others were injured. Police credit a quick-thinking customer who wrestled the gun away from the suspect for preventing further loss of life.

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