Police searching for man who opened fire in Nashville Waffle house, killing 4
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Police in Nashville are searching for a man who opened fire on patrons of  a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee that killed four people and injuring three others early Sunday Morning.

According 6ABC, a man identified as  29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois, is being sought as a person of interest.

Nashville police state the shooting happened around 3:25 a.m. Sunday when the suspect, armed with a rifle, entered the restaurant and opened fire.

After shooting at least seven people, police say a customer was able to wrestle the rifle away from the suspect who then fled the restaurant on foot.

Authorities say the man was wearing only a green jacket and was otherwise nude at the time of the shooting.

It was initially reported that three were dead after the shooting, but a late Sunday morning report stated that one of the wounded patrons later died increasing the death toll to four.