Family of Waffle House shooting suspect speak out

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ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WAND) - The family of a Morton, Ill. man, charged in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House that left four people dead, is breaking their silence.

Travis Reinking is charged in the April 22 attack in Antioch, Tenn.

Reinking's family issued the following statement through an attorney:

"The Reinking family is heartbroken and devastated at the loss of life and injury in Tennessee. The Reinkings pray for all of the victims and their families, for healing and peace. In time, and in the due course of understanding all of the facts of this tragedy, the Reinkings anticipate that greater clarity will be revealed about the events leading up to this incident."

Police found 29-year-old Reinking after someone spotted him coming out of the woods after the shooting. He is being held without bond.

Previously, Reinking had tried to cross a barrier at the White House where he allegedly wanted to set up a meeting with President Donald Trump.

The FBI contacted authorities in Illinois who revoked his FOID card and gave his guns to his father.

However, officials said his father later gave those guns back to Reinking.

Authorities have said the father, Jeffrey Reinking, could face charges if it is proven that he gave the guns back to his son illegally.

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