American Hero and Top Sniper Chris Kyle Shot Dead at Gun Range

American hero Chris Kyle, the top sniper in US history, was shot to death yesterday at a shooting range in Texas while working with veterans.

Kyle recorded more than 150 sniper kills – the most in U.S. military history.
He spoke to reporters last year about his time in Iraq.

What sad news.
The Daily Mail reported:

A former Navy Seal, expert sniper and best-selling author was reportedly gunned down at a Texas shooting range Saturday by a veteran who is recovering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle, 39, and another man were shot point-blank around 3:30 p.m. at a charity event on behalf of Kyle’s security firm at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County.

The suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, was arrested roughly five hours later in Lancaster, Texas after a police chase. He was driving Kyle’s truck at the time of the arrest, police said.

Investigators told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that Routh is a former Marine who was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Kyle, a husband and father of two, authored the New York Times best-seller ‘American Sniper,’ which chronicled his four tours in Iraq. The book hit shelves last month.

He recorded more than 150 sniper kills – the most in U.S. military history – between 1999 and 2009.

Sarah Palin remembered Chris Kyle today.

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