Courtesy of CNN:BREAKING: Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in Waffle House shooting. 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. pic.twitter.com/duoWCo5fC0— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018
Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois.
Authorities said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though he walked away from the restaurant naked.
The melee started around 3:23 a.m. (4:23 a.m. ET) in Antioch, southeast of Nashville. After sitting in the truck for a few minutes, the gunman came out wielding an "assault-type rifle" and fatally shot two people outside the Waffle House, police said.
"He then went inside the restaurant (and) continued firing," Aaron said.
The carnage stopped only because of the heroics of a customer who heard the gunshots and hid near the restaurant's bathrooms.
Police said the customer monitored the gunman's moves from afar and jumped into action when he saw an opportunity.
"He saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped. So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter. At that point, the gunman then fled," Aaron said.
Wait, so this bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy WITHOUT a gun?
And this happened in the NRA's America?
Well that's going to confuse some people.
On a more serious note, this is yet ANOTHER mass shooting carried out with this country's favorite go to weapon for mass shootings.
And STILL nobody is doing anything definitive to stop all of this.
How many more Americans must die before it is finally enough?
If this were a disease we would be inundated with fundraising emails to stop it.
There would be telethons for fuck's sake!
But for this epidemic all we typically get are excuses from the Ammosexuals and politicians telling us it is still too early to talk about new gun laws.