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Local musicians team up to raise money for victims of Nashville Waffle House shooting

Days after a deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee, some local recording artists have announced a fundraiser to benefit survivors.

A special edition T-shirt has been created specifically to honor the bravery of James Shaw Jr., a customer at the restaurant who was able to disarm the gunman during a break in the gunfire.

According to Fox News, Brantley Gilbert and Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba have joined forces to sell the “I Believe in Heroes” merchandise at upcoming shows.

Reports indicate the Nashville-area Waffle House where the fatal shooting left four people dead and other injured reopened this week. The restaurant has also announced plans to raise money to benefit those affected by the shooting.

According to a statement by Pat Warner, the company’s director of external affairs, the Waffle House location will set aside its sales for a month as a gift to the victims.

As ABC News reported, he explained the importance of the unity in the response to the recent tragedy.

“What’s important is that we came together as a community,” Warner said. “We’re part of Antioch. We’re part of the community. We’re part of Nashville.”

He also said the decision to reopen came after a meeting between that restaurant’s staff and representatives from the corporate office.

Warner went on to express gratitude for the support of everyone who has reached out over the past few days.

Two individuals injured in Sunday’s shooting remained hospitalized as of the latest reports available.

[Featured image: AP Photo, Mark Humphrey]