‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle reported murdered at shooting lodge

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Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, recognized as the most lethal sniper in United States military history, was shot and killed at a charity event tonight in Texas.

BREAKING: Double murder at Rough Creek Lodge in Erath County.Police say one victim was a Navy Seal Sniper. #WFAA crews headed to scene.

— Sandra Turner (@wfaasandra) February 3, 2013

WFAA reports:

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 experience.

After everything he made it through, killed by an American in Texas. We lost a hero today. RIP Chris Kyle.

— Spencer Roesener (@SpencerRoesener) February 3, 2013

Just got news true American hero Chris Kyle was shot and killed today. Few like him have ever served in our armed forces, very sad news.

— Phil Nelsen (@LegalHeat) February 3, 2013

RIP Chris Kyle, American Hero. Hard to believe he survived that much combat and went out like that back at home.

— Brandon (@Bird1304) February 3, 2013

so sad to hear former Navy Seal author of American Sniper, and fellow Texan Chris Kyle was shot and killed. #RIPChrisKyle

— Brooks Launarey (@Sgtrubberducky) February 3, 2013

Chris Kyle is the former SEAL who punched Jesse Ventura.

— RB (@RBPundit) February 3, 2013

It’s hard to think that someone who didn’t just survive Iraq but made that place fear him could be gunned down by some nobody back home.

— Brandon Morse (@CnservativePunk) February 3, 2013

A suspect is reported to be in custody.

#BREAKING: Double murder suspect in sniper Chris Kyle killing is in custody in Lancaster.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) February 3, 2013

BREAKING: sources telling me Chris Kyle shooting suspect is in custody. Crews headed to scene. @nbcdfw

— lindsay wilcox (@LindsayNBC5) February 3, 2013

#BREAKING: The suspect in the #sniper Chris Kyle murder is a 25-year-old former Marine from Midlothian.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) February 3, 2013

YourStephenvilleTx.com reports:

Chris Kyle and another man were found dead at Rough Creek’s shooting range between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Tommy Bryant.

Eddie Ray Routh was arrested just before 9 p.m. Friday in Lancaster.

Investigators would not release additional information about the case or comment on how Routh may have been connected to Kyle.

The name of the second victim has also not been released.

Update:

Kyle’s friend @BrittneyBoop asked us to add some of her tweets to this post:

Please dear God let the news about Chris Kyle not be true. He is a true friend and inspiration of mine.

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

Chris Kyle is a hero and a friend. Please pray for his wife and children. This is absolutely terrible. My heart is broken.

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

Chris Kyle helped me and my husband tremendously and was a true friend. He always supported me in giving back to vets and their families…

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

Chris Kyle inspired me to start giving back after I met him on a retreat for Lone Survivor Foundation. He’s a true hero and this is so sad.

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

The world has lost a great man with the death of Chris Kyle. He is a true friend and amazing man.

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

This is the Chris Kyle I knew. A man who worked tirelessly for other veterans. The world has lost an amazing man. twitter.com/brittneyboop/s…

— Brittney (@brittneyboop) February 3, 2013

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