At approximately 3:23 a.m. local time on Sunday, a man wearing only a jacket opened fire outside of an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House, killing two people. The man then entered the restaurant, and once again opened fire, killing two more, and wounding at least two others, according to CNN.
During a brief moment when the gunman had stopped shooting, a Waffle House customer named James Shaw Jr. tackled him, grabbed his firearm, and threw it “over the counter,” according to Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron. “At that point, the gunman then fled.”
The gun used in the crime has been identified. It appears to be a semi-automatic rifle.