A semi-nude armed gunman kills a group of four at a 24-hour open restaurant

A semi-nude armed gunman kills a group of four at a 24-hour open restaurant

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WASHINGTON: A semi-nude gunman gunned down four people and injured at least two more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police stated.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department claimed in a statement that the shooting occurred at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, a suburb southeast of Nashville, at 3:25am.

“A patron wrestled away the gunman’s rifle. He was nude and fled on foot. He is a white man with short hair,” police added.

Police said the suspect arrived in a car registered to Reinking. They added the gunman, who had shed his coat, was last seen walking on Murfreesboro Pike, where the 24-hour diner is located.

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 US.

Reports added at least one victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, located in Nashville itself.

AR-15 rifles were used to kill 58 people in Las Vegas last October, while Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz in February opened fire on his former high school with an AR-15 style rifle, killing 17 students and staff members.

In the wake of the Florida massacre, student survivors launched a gun control campaign — drawing hundreds of thousands to demonstrations — and businesses including Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods took measures to restrict access to assault weapons and firearms in general.

However, Congress is sitting on its hands when it comes to the issue.

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