What We Know About Waffle House Mass Shooting Suspect

Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 14:03:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A naked gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch, killing four people and injuring four others.

Police identified the believed gunman as 29-year-old Travis Reinking from Illinois. Here's what we know about him so far: 

  1. He is from Morton, Illinois, but is currently living at an apartment complex called The Discovery at Mountain View near the Antioch Waffle House. It is not known why he is in Nashville. Driver's license issued in Morton, IL. The truck he was driving is registered to him and also registered to Morton, IL. 
  2. Metro Nashville Police officials reported that he has had interactions with Morton Illinois Police Department and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  3. TODAY'S TMJ4's sister station, NewsChannel 5 Investigative Team, found that he had 13 traffic-related offenses in Illinois between 2005 and 2013. 
  4. Reinking was last spotted near Discovery near Mountain View Apartments, 5000 Mountain Springs Dr, Antioch TN 37013, wearing black pants and no shirt.
  5. His motive is unknown. Metro Police officials said there were no obvious signs of why he would have done this.

Officials urged residents to stay inside and call 615-862-8600 if they spot him. Police said he has a propensity for guns and urge residents not to approach him.

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