Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting sued twice by victims

Jeffrey Reinking is being sued by two victims after his son, Travis Reinking, allegedly used his gun in the Waffle House shooting that left four dead and three injured.
Image: Travis Reinking apprehended in a wooded area in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Travis Reinking apprehended in a wooded area in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, April 23, 2018.Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

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/ Source: Associated Press
By Associated Press

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.