Waffle House shooting victim died singing gospel songs

Waffle House shooting victim died singing gospel songs

Waffle House shooting victim died singing gospel songs

James Shaw Jr. saved countless lives last week when he stepped in and stopped a shooting at a Waffle House just outside of Nashville. Groves, 21, and her friend were singing gospel songs.

Shaw wrestled an AR-15 away from a man who had killed four people in a Waffle House.

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"And (they) spoke of your daughter and her friend, and said they were singing gospel songs". He created a GoFundMe page for the victims' families, with all proceeds going to them. The restaurant chain reportedly intends to pay for all of the funeral and medical costs stemming from the shooting, if possible. Taking to Facebook, Shaw said these shooting will not stop and will use his new found stardom to be an advocate for common sense gun laws.

Not only did he help bring the shooting to an end, but Shaw also continued to provide assistance in the wake of the tragedy.

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There is now more than $200,000 donated to the GoFundMe page. More than $200,000 has been raised in less than a week.

"I never thought I would be in a room with all the eyes on me but, you know, I am very grateful to be here", a humble Shaw told the Tennessee State legislature during a ceremony honoring him.

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The Nashville Predators took the time Sunday night to pay tribute to Shaw, with fans giving him a standing ovation as a big-screen camera cut to Shaw in his seat early in the first period of the playoff game at Bridgestone Arena against the Winnipeg Jets.

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