Former Navy SEAL and sniper Chris Kyle was killed at a gun range, according to a Feb. 3 ABC report. The "American Sniper" author and his neighbor took former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to a gun range in Texas.
The duo were trying to help out Eddie Ray Routh. For some reason, though, Routh turned his gun on Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, killing them both. It has been reported that Routh, 25, suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.
According to Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant,
"Apparently Mr. Kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues that have been in the military and this shooter is possibly one of those people, that he had taken out to the range to mentor, to visit with, to help him, you know, that's all I can tell you. "
Officials believe the Chris Kyle was helping Eddie Ray Routh recover from his issues, but they do not know why Routh choose to shoot Kyle and Littlefield. After the shooting, Routh took Kyle's truck and fled to his sister's house. Ultimately, his sister called police after Routh said he had shot two men.
Chris Kyle was the author of "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." He survived four tours of duty in Iraq where he killed more than 160 enemy combatants. It is incomprehensible that Chris Kyle has been killed at a Texas gun range by a veteran who was the type of person the former sniper worked so hard to help through his FITCO Cares foundation.
However, authorities do not believe that Kyle connected with Routh through the foundation.