- Associated Press - Thursday, April 26, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

A candlelight vigil is planned this evening in Nashville for one of the four fatal victims of the Waffle House shooting rampage, a 23-year-old musician.

Organizers say the vigil will begin at 7 p.m. CDT in the city’s Centennial Park for Akilah DaSilva, who was gunned down inside the restaurant Sunday. The vigil comes as funeral preparations have now been set for three of the victims.

DeEbony Groves was a 21-year-old senior at Belmont University fatally shot inside the Waffle House. Visitation with the family will be held Friday at a Baptist Church in Gallatin. The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday.

A private viewing and memorial have been scheduled for Friday and Saturday for Taurean Sanderlin, a 29-year-old employee of the Waffle House. He was killed in the restaurant parking lot.

A family member says funeral information for DaSilva won’t be made public. No information was available about the fourth victim.

2:10 p.m.

Funeral services have been set for two of the four victims slain in last weekend’s shooting attack at a Waffle House in Nashville.

DeEbony Groves was a 21-year-old senior at Belmont University majoring in social work who was killed in the hail of bullets inside the restaurant Sunday. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Winchester Street in Gallatin. The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday.

Taurean Sanderlin was a 29-year-old employee of the Waffle House who was killed in the restaurant parking lot. A viewing for Sanderlin will take place Friday at the SAG Funeral Home in Nashville, and a memorial will be held at Delmas Long Community Center the next day. The family has requested that services for Sanderlin be private.

12:00 p.m.

A police report says the suspect the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Nashville had come to the attention of law enforcement in Tennessee in February after a woman said the man charged at her in her motel room.

The report released Thursday to The Associated Press says the woman was visibly shaken when police arrived at the motel in Alcoa, Tennessee.

Alcoa Police Lt. Hank Morris said in an email that Reinking was not arrested because the woman did not want to press charges.

Police say Reinking opened fire with an AR-15 rifle outside the Waffle House early Sunday and then stormed the restaurant. He is facing multiple charges, including criminal homicide.

His public defender has not responded to an email seeking comment.

4 a.m.

Employees wore orange ribbons and hugged each other, and some of them wept. A steady stream of customers came in to show support at the Waffle House targeted in a weekend shooting rampage.

When the restaurant reopened Wednesday, the parents of Joe Perez, a 20-year-old victim, signed four white crosses outside the Nashville eatery. One of those crosses bore the name and picture of their slain son.

The restaurant, where four people were fatally shot Sunday, reopened amid tears and solemn remembrances of the dead.

Perez’s parents, who came from Texas to mourn him, did not wish to speak. And a woman who was working during the attack, her face still bearing scrapes, said she also couldn’t. She, too, knelt before the four white crosses erected to commemorate the victims.

2 a.m.

A Nashville community has rallied to support the victims of a weekend shooting at a Waffle House by stopping by to get a meal after the restaurant re-opened.

Waffle House is donating all the proceeds from the store in the next month to the four victims who were killed Sunday and the two who remain in the hospital.

Police say 29-year-old Travis Reinking opened fire outside the restaurant with an AR-15 rifle and then stormed the restaurant, killing four and wounding four others. Reinking is facing multiple charges. A public defender listed in court records as his attorney hasn’t responded to an email seeking comment.

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