Father of man accused of Waffle House shooting is sued twice

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A police car sits in front of a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At least four people died after a gunman opened fire at the restaurant early Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.

The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County on Monday, which is the anniversary of the shooting, against Jeffrey Reinking on behalf of a woman who was injured and another whose daughter was shot and killed.

The Peoria Journal Star reports that the lawsuits state Travis Reinking attacked the Waffle House using a gun in that his father gave him after he was released from a hospital’s mental health unit in violation of state law.

Jeffrey Reinking is also charged in Illinois with unlawful delivery of a firearm.

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