Somber gathering marks one week since Waffle House shooting


A group of mourners gathered Sunday morning to mark one week since a gunman killed four people inside an Antioch Waffle House.

The group started the remembrance ceremony by singing, showing the victims know they won’t soon be forgotten.

“We just wanted them to know that once everything goes back to kind of normal, once the police tape has gone and the cameras have moved on, that we still stand together,” said vigil attendee Danielle Brown.

“To feel the emotion that was evoked in there, the pain that was sensed in there, it’s pretty overwhelming.”

The early morning hours of Sunday April 21st will forever haunt those who were inside the restaurant enjoying friends and food, when a gunman barged in and shot and killed four people.

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Sunday morning the group Partners in the Struggle released four balloons to honor the four victims.

“Regardless of what has transpired in our city with the two mass-funerals we’ve had, Antioch and the rest of Nashville, we’ve got to stand tall,” said Earl Jordan, founder of Partners in the Struggle.

The restaurant re-opened to the public on Wednesday to allow customers to eat and pay their respects.

All proceeds from the next month of business will go to the families of the shooting victims.

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