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Antioch, Tenn., Waffle House where a mass shooting took the lives of four people, injuring three, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (WZTV)

Woman gives birth outside Tennessee Waffle House in midst of shooting manhunt

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By ADRIAN MOJICA, WZTV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - In the midst of a manhunt for the gunman who took the lives of four people at a Nashville Waffle House, a reminder of beauty in the world took place in the wake of tragedy.

As officers were processing the scene and searching for accused shooter Travis Reinking, Field Training Officer David Moser was among Metro Nashville Police securing the area Sunday afternoon.

With traffic slowed due to heavy activity, a vehicle pulled up and stopped near Moser. That's when a man -- who didn't speak English -- approached Moser, pleading for help.

Moser says inside the car, the man's wife was in labor. Moser called EMS for assistance and says the woman almost immediately gave birth. Moser wrapped her in a blanket and waited for EMS to arrive.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, crews arrived at 12:46 p.m. Medics report when they walked up to the car, they saw the new mother "sitting in the car with a crying baby in her arms, wrapped up to keep warm. Mom was doing well and so was the baby. The baby was pink, warm, and dry and seemed to be alert. The cord had been cut by first responders prior to our arrival."

Mom and baby were moved via stretcher to an ambulance, in which they were taken to St. Thomas Midtown hospital.

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