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Four Killed, Two Wounded In Shooting At Nashville Area Waffle House

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According to numerous reports, police have captured Travis Reinking, the 29-year old man accused of opening fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee  on Sunday.

Four people of color were shot and killed during the shooting: Taurean Sanderlin, 29, DeEbony Groves, 21, Joe Perez, 20, and Akilah DaSilva, 23.

The news was first confirmed by the Nashville Police department, who released the following tweets. Reinking was found in a wooded area outside of Nashville’s city center.

Reinking was arrested on Monday afternoon after a nationwide manhunt was launched.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man Saved Lives By Wrestling Gun From Waffle House Shooter

Police are still looking for Travis Reinking, the 29-year-old man believed to be responsible for Sunday’s tragic Waffle House shooting in Tennessee.

Four are confirmed dead, and two more were shot, but even more lives could have been lost if not for the brave actions of James Shaw.

Shaw, 29, reportedly wrestled Reinking to the ground, taking away his rifle in the Nashville eatery. Witnesses say Reinking, who was seminude during the assault, then fled scene.

Shaw told the Tennessean that despite the lives he may have saved, he doesn’t feel like a hero.

“I don’t really know, when everyone said that (of being a hero), it feels selfish,” Shaw Jr. said. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”

Shaw also told the Tennessean that he and friends had left a frat house party that was overcrowded. The group got to the Waffle House at 2:30 a.m., five minutes before the shooter opened fire.

Shaw Jr. said he doesn’t remember how many shots were fired, but when he saw another man on the floor and felt a bullet graze him, he lunged toward the bathroom.

“I remember I was like ‘Dang, I’m basically in a barrel,’ ” Shaw Jr. said. “There is no place for me to go.”

When he saw that Reinking needed to reload, Shaw rushed him.

“When he came in, I distinctively remember thinking that he is going to have to work for this kill,” Shaw Jr. 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.”

After a girl thanked him at he hospital for saving her life, Shaw said, “I didn’t do it to be hero.”

Reinking fled the scene and is still on the loose.

A bomb squad and SWAT team were sent to Reinking’s apartment complex and police notified him via megaphone that they have a warrant for his arrest.

According to CNN, Waffle House, which has more than 1,500 locations across the country, offered its condolences.

“This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family,” the restaurant chain tweeted.

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