• Victims identified in deadly Waffle House shooting

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    The four people killed during a mass shooting have been identified. 

    Killed were Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, a Waffle House employee who was outside the restaurant when the gunman opened fire; Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, who was a patron standing outside the restaurant; Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, who was wounded inside the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medial Center; and DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, a senior at Belmont University in Nashville.

    21-year-old DeEbony Groves was identified as one of the four people killed.
    Groves was a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, where she majored in social work.


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    The university's president said she was "full of immense potential" and called the incident an act of "senseless violence." 

    Metro police confirmed that the suspect, Travis Reinking is also now in custody. 

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