3 killed, 4 wounded by nude gunman at Waffle House near Nashville

The police said that the suspect identified as Travis Reinking was nude and fled on foot

The police said that the suspect identified as Travis Reinking was nude and fled on foot

Metro Nashville Police say a shooting in a Waffle House has left three people dead and four wounded.

Authorities said the gunman started shooting inside the restaurant around 3:25 a.m. The gunman then fled the restaurant on foot.

Police said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though the gunman was last seen walking nude away from the scene.

Police have identified 29-year-old Travis Reinking as the suspect after initially calling him only a 'person of interest'.

Local media citing police on the scene reported the gunman was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle - a weapon commonly used by mass shooters in the USA, where debate over gun control is fierce and shootings are all-too-frequent.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials said they received three patients from the shooting: one was considered critical but stable and the two others were in critical condition. Witnesses described the gun as an AR-15.

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