A nude gunman shot lifeless three folks and injured not less than 4 extra within the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police stated.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Division stated in a press release that the capturing occurred at a Waffle Home restaurant in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville, at three:25 am (0825 GMT).
“A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He’s a white man with quick hair,” the assertion added.
A following assertion named 29-year-old Travis Reinking, of Morton, Illinois, a village situated some 450 miles north of Antioch, as an individual of curiosity. Police stated the suspect arrived in a automotive registered to Reinking.
They added the gunman, who had shed his coat, was final seen strolling on Murfreesboro Pike, the place the 24-hour diner is situated.
Native media citing police on the scene reported the gunman was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle – a weapon generally utilized by mass shooters within the US, the place debate over gun management is fierce and shootings are all-too-frequent.
Reviews added not less than one sufferer was taken to Vanderbilt College Medical Middle, situated in Nashville itself.
AR-15 rifles have been used to kill 58 folks in Las Vegas final October, whereas Florida college shooter Nikolas Cruz in February opened hearth on his former highschool with an AR-15 model rifle, killing 17 college students and employees members.
Within the wake of the Florida bloodbath, pupil survivors launched a gun management marketing campaign, drawing a whole lot of hundreds to demonstrations, and companies together with Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Items took measures to limit entry to assault weapons and firearms normally.
Nevertheless, Congress is sitting on its palms relating to the problem.
In the meantime, an ABC Information/Washington Put up ballot revealed Friday instructed that assist for a ban on assault weapons has risen sharply previously few months.
Sixty-two % of these polled stated they assist a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, up from 50 % in mid-February and 45 % in late 2015.