2 Tennessee Waffle House shooting victims in stable condition at Vanderbilt hospital
Metro Nashville Police said Shanita Waggoner, 21, of Nashville, and Sharita Henderson, 24, of Antioch, suffered gunshot wounds Sunday when a gunman opened fire inside the eatery along Murfreesboro Pike, injuring them and killing four others.
Both victims were initially taken to Vanderbilt University Center in critical condition, but on Monday morning VUMC said their conditions are now stable.
Metro Police say suspected shooter Travis Reinking arrived at the Waffle House in a pickup truck at about 3:19 a.m. He sat inside the truck for a few minutes before exiting the vehicle with an AR-15 rifle and immediately shot Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, and Joe R. Perez, 20, outside the restaurant. Both Sanderlin and Perez died from the shooting.
Reinking continued inside, where Metro Police say he continued shooting, fatally wounding De'Ebony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, and Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, who later died at the hospital.
Police say hero James Shaw Jr. then saw an opportunity to take down Reinking and was able to wrestle the AR-15 from him, saving many lives. Reinking, who was nude aside from a jacket, fled the Waffle House and shed the jacket nearby.
Suspected shooter Reinking was arrested Monday afternoon after a citizen spotted him in a wooded area. He was charged with four counts of murder and held on a $2 million bond.