ANTIOCH, TN – Police are asking for residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House near Nashville early Sunday.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois.
Authorities said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though the gunman walking away from the restaurant naked.
The melee started around 3:23 a.m. (4:23 a.m. ET) in Antioch, southeast of Nashville.
Some witnesses suffered cuts on their faces from shattered windows. Two more victims inside the restaurant were fatally shot.
The carnage stopped only because of the heroics of a customer who heard the gunshots and hid near the restaurant’s bathrooms.
Police said the customer monitored the gunman’s moves from afar and jumped into action when he saw an opportunity.
The assailant shed his jacket and fled on foot. Later Sunday morning, he apparently “clothed himself with a pair of pants,” a police spokesman said.
CNN’s Holly Yan, Artemis Moshtaghian, Janet DiGiacomo and Amanda Jackson contributed to this report.