Gunman Fled Nude from Waffle House Shooting, Police Say

Several people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. The gunman was described as leaving the scene nude. Seriously.

“Gunman opened fire @ 3:25 a.m,” said a tweet by the Metro Nashville Police Department Sunday morning. “A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short hair.”

They later wrote that he “shed [h]is coat and is nude.”

At first, cops named Travis Reinking, a 29-year-out of Morton, Illinois, as a person of interest in the case because the gunman had arrived in a vehicle registered to him.

An hour later, cops said a man thought to be Reinking was spotted. He was at least wearing pants.

Officials soon said they were seeking murder warrants against Reinking.

Four people were fatally shot, police said. Three passed away at the scene, and one at the hospital. Two other people were shot but survived.

The investigation remains ongoing as of Sunday morning.

Note: Police announced they were seeking warrants to arrest Reinking. This article has been updated accordingly.

[Image via Metro Nashville Police Department]

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