Pleas for common sense gun reform raised after Waffle House shooting
Tragedy struck an American city on 22nd April when a gunman fatally shot four innocent people at a Waffle House in Antioch, just outside of Nashville.
The victims were: Akilah Dasilva, 23; DeEbony Groves, 21; Joe Perez, 20; Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29; remembered as a talented musician, a brilliant student, a loving son, and a dedicated worker. Four others were wounded.
James Shaw Jr, the hero who disarmed the shooter of his AR-15 rifle, likely prevented even more people from being hurt or killed.
“We pray for those killed and injured in the horrific and senseless shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch on Sunday morning. May God embrace them in his mercy and may their families and friends find consolation and healing in his boundless love,” Nashville Bishop J. Mark Spalding said.
“We pray also in grateful thanksgiving for the people of light who showed themselves in moments of darkness. The first responders and medical personnel who aided the victims, the police and law enforcement officials that responded to protect the community, and the individuals who reacted to the emergency are examples of good acting in the face of evil.”
Picture: The truck of Travis Reinking, the suspected shooter of a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tenn., is loaded on a trailer ready to be towed from the scene on 22nd April. (CNS photo/Harrison McClary, Reuters).Tags: Bishop J. Mark Spalding, Bishop Spalding, Gun, Nashville, shooting, Waffle House