3 killed in Waffle House shooting near Nashville

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Three people were killed and four wounded early Friday after a gunman opened fire at a Nashville restaurant, according to news reports.

Police said the shots were fired shortly after 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Waffle House where one of the victims had a gun, CNN reported.

The victims killed were identified as a man and a woman who appeared to be in their early 20s, according to Fox17. The fourth victim was a 21-year-old woman who works at the restaurant, according to CNN.

The shooting was reported to have lasted for up to 10 minutes.

“We did not have any information concerning that Waffle House for about half an hour,” Nashville Police Department Public Information Officer Don Aaron told CNN. “The next time we know anything about it was once we heard the gunshots.”

Police said they have no information at this time that the gunman was known to the victims, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An early line of inquiry was to determine if the suspect used anything more than a pistol, CNN reported.

Police did not immediately release details on a possible motive or if the gunman had any interaction with the victims before the shootings.

Authorities blocked off several streets around the restaurant with yellow tape. Police also told the public not to rush to the area unless they were truly needed.

The shooting was reported on the same day President Trump visited Texas to assess progress in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

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