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PEORIA, Ill. — Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.
The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County on Monday — the anniversary of the shooting — against Jeffrey Reinking on behalf of a woman who was injured and another whose daughter was killed.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the lawsuits state Travis Reinking used a gun in the Waffle House attack 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.