NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just days after a mass shooting claimed four lives and injured others, a Waffle House in Antioch is now back open. For the next month, 100 percent of sales from that location will go to the victim’s families, both deceased and living.
Several bouquets of flowers have been placed at the location to honor the four killed when a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning.
The crime scene tape has been taken down and the restaurant is up and running again.
Waffle House supervisors said they’ve brought in workers from Atlanta to assist the store and have grief counselors on site.
The location is also planning a permanent memorial to honor those who died.
Chuck Cordero witnessed the shooting Sunday when he stopped by on his break was to say hello to 29-year-old Taurean Sanderlin, a cook at the restaurant. He returned to the site Wednesday morning.
"It's nice to see them getting back to how it was before this all happened. Not that we're trying to forget. I won't forget. I'll remember T [Sanderlin] forever," Cordero told NewsChannel 5. "... I'm looking forward to seeing my friends come back. I'll be back tonight, I'll keep coming back."
Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves, and Akilah Dasilva were killed in the shooting. More: These Are The Victims Of The Antioch Waffle House Shooting
The suspect, Travis Reinking, has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide, four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony. His bond has since been revoked.