Noted sniper slain at Erath County gun range
GLEN ROSE — Two people were killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County.
Three sources tell News 8 that one of the victims was Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper."
Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome.
A warning was issued for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.
Police have reportedly captured the suspect in Lancaster, south of Dallas. The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience
The shooting location is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
"American Sniper" was published last year, and details Kyle's 150-plus kills of insurgents from 1999 to 2009. The book's cover refers to Kyle as "the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history."
Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost
Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.
Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the range where one of them snapped and killed Chris and his neighbor for reasons that remain unknown at this time. The perpetrator then stole Chris’ vehicle in an attempt to escape but we have received word that the police have since arrested him.
Chris Kyle served as a sniper in the US Navy SEALs and is best known to the American public from writing his memoir, “American Sniper.” After his service, Chris ran a training program called The Craft. Although recognized as America’s deadliest sniper, Chris was known to friends as a very down to earth and humble man. He was also a friend of SOFREP and worked closely with Brandon Webb on a recent project of ours.
I just got off the phone with Brandon who is understandably upset over losing another friend not long after laying Glen Doherty to rest a few months ago. The entire SOF community is still in shock over this incident, and we will have more to say on the matter as the situation develops.
Right now it is simply the time to have a moment of silence for Chris Kyle and his friend who was murdered alongside him.
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Former Navy SEAL & ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at TX Lodge
Two people were killed Saturday at a resort in Erath County, according to an alert from the sheriff’s office.One of the victims at the Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose was a Navy Seal sniper, according to the alert.A warning was issued for the suspect, who was believed to be driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experienceRough Creek Lodge is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.