Four have been left dead in Tennessee, and the suspected shooter is from a town in Illinois, not far from the Quad Cities.

It's a beautiful, spring day today. For the first time this season, I've got my windows open. From across the street, my elderly neighbors are sitting outside with their radio on. I hear the news being broadcast. A shooting in Tennessee, near Nashville, where several of my friends live. I grab my phone to read more, only to find out the suspected shooter is from Morton, IL., where I once lived in my early radio days. Morton, IL. is about 90 minutes from the Quad Cities, just southeast of Peoria.

According to,

"Police are also asking for the public's help in finding suspect, 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Authorities said a gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though he walked away from the restaurant, naked."

I saw on Facebook, a musician friend mine from high school marked himself 'safe' from the shooting. I am still writing, a bit frantically, that this is happening. I can't believe this is the world we live in, right now.