Shooting at Waffle House in Nashville Leaves Three Dead, Police Say


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The shooting happened around 3:25 a.m. at a Waffle House in southeast Nashville. A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle, the police said.

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Three people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville on Sunday morning, the police said.

The gunman, who was naked, fled on foot and remained at large more than five hours later, the police said.

The shooting happened around 3:25 a.m. at a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Twitter.

The police said they had identified a vehicle registered to a 29-year-old Illinois man they described as a person of interest and said he was later seen wearing black pants and no shirt.

Waffle House said on Twitter: “This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family. We ask for everyone to keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers.”

In a separate statement, the company said it had senior managers at the scene and a corporate team coming from its Atlanta offices.

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