Tennessee shooting: At least 4 killed, 4 others wounded in shooting at Waffle House

The shooting was confirmed by the Metro Nashville Police Department's Don Aaron. The incident reportedly occurred at the Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, in Antioch


                            Tennessee shooting: At least 4 killed, 4 others wounded in shooting at Waffle House
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At least four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting early on Saturday at a Waffle House in Tennessee, according to reports.

The shooting was confirmed by the Metro Nashville Police Department's Don Aaron. The incident reportedly occurred at the Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, in Antioch.

Shortly after the incident, the authorities posted a tweet saying: "A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short hair."

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified a "person of interest" in the incident as 29-years-old Travis Reinking from Morton, Illinois.

Some of the people wounded in the incident were rushed to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The medical facility officials said that they received three patients from the shooting, according to CBS affiliated WTVF. All the patients are reportedly in a critical condition. 

The assailant has not been captured yet, according to reports. (Getty Images)

The police also tweeted: "Vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to him. Gunman last seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike. He shed is coat and is nude. See Reinking? Pls call 615-862-8600 immediately."

The authorities also added that the gunman was reportedly last spotted "in a wood line near Discovery at Mountain View Apts. Reports state that the man has no shirt on and was wearing black pants.

Waffle House also released a statement, saying: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident," and added that there is an active investigation ongoing. 

"This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family, and we ask for everyone to keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers" the statement added. 

More details of the incident are awaited.