Various news agencies are reporting that former Navy Seal Chris Kyle has been shot and killed at a gun range at Rough Creek Lodge, in Glen Rose, Texas Saturday. Another man also was killed, his name has not yet been released.
A suspect is in custody, Eddie Routh. Routh who was arrested in connection with the shooting, was driving Chris Kyle’s truck at the time he was stopped and arrested by local police in Lancaster Texas.
Several news agencies are reporting that the other person who was shot was a neighbor of Chris Kyles. They were at the gun range helping another soldier with his recovery from PTSD. The shooting occurred around 3:30pm Saturday.
Kyle had recently been interviewed about his feelings on the call for more restrictions on gun owners. “He told the website guns.com that he favored arming teachers who have been screened and trained and spoke against restrictions on gun owners.”
Chris Kyle served in Iraq, was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals along with one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. He wrote a book, “American Sniper” and has a new book coming out in May called "American Gun - A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms."
Editor's Note: Statement released by Craft International regarding Chris Kyle's death can be found here.... http://www.thecraft.com/Remembering_Chris_Kyle.html