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Jury selection begins for 2018 Waffle House shooting case that left 4 Nashvillians dead

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Alleged Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking on the day of his capture in 2018.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jury selection is set to get underway in the murder trail of a man authorities say killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House in April 2018 with an assault-style rifle.

Police have said 32-year-old Travis Reinking was naked save for wearing a green jacket when he opened fire inside the restaurant. He fled after a restaurant patron wrestled his AR-15 rifle away from him.

After the attack, Reinking was ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia in a mental facility.

Prosecutors have said they are seeking a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Jury selection begins Tuesday and is expected to last for several days.