Four killed, several others injured in a shooting Sunday at a restaurant near Nashville

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Then he went inside and fired several more shots. The shooter said nothing during rampage. Police later identified the suspect as 29-year-old Travis Reinking. The patron at the restaurant, identified as James Shaw Jr., 29, in a courageous intervention, wrestled the rifle away from him. The attacker fled after this. Police found several ammunition cartridges in the gunman’s jacket left at the scene. They said a man believed to be Reinking was last seen in a wooded area near an apartment complex less than a mile from the Waffle House.

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The riffle used in the attack

“He was only wearing a jacket and nothing else on,” Cordero, a roadside-assistance worker, said of the gunman. The person who wrestled the rifle away from the shooter is a “hero,” police said. “I had a chance to stop him and thankfully I stopped him. I grabbed the gun and kept it down. He had one hand on it. I pulled it away and threw it over the bar,” Shaw explained. About 30 people in the restaurant at the time of the . There were 35 officers responding to the . „ My heart goes out to the families & friends of every person who was killed or wounded in this morning’s . I know all of their lives will be forever changed by this devasting crime,” Nashville Mayor David Briley said in a statement on Twitter.Manhunt for the attacker is underway.

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