Investigators believe Routh, a former Marine, turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim before fleeing the scene.
Update: Some more information:
The motive of the shooting remained unclear, Bryant said. "Not a clue; absolutely no idea."
WFAA/Channel 8 quoted unnamed sources as saying that Kyle of Midlothian and a neighbor had taken Routh on an outing to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Routh turned on the men and shot them in the back, the report added.
We are shocked beyond belief.
He saved so many of our own troops lives and the lives of our allies with his abilities.
Then he came home to help organize a non-profit FITCO Cares, which provides at-home fitness equipment for emotionally and physically wounded veterans.
We’ve seen him on shows to raise money for wounded troops. He never stopped. He loved our troops. This is a real heart breaker. He was truly humble.
Only wanting to help those who hadn’t “come home” all the way yet.
Shooting is a good way to help people get past tank fire and gun fire going off in your head. I remember people “hitting the deck”, from fourth of July fire works going off.
God Bless Chris and I believe a fellow Veteran who was assisting him in this endeavor. Bless both their families who served as well.
He will be sorely missed.
I haven’t posted in years, due being a disabled Vet.
Chris brought me back to the Forum, as well as the other half of my family who served. We both loved our brother.
Salute Chris, you are an example for all, including our nations youth to look up too.
We always thank the troops and their families. I wish we had been given the chance to thank you in person. We will do it in our prayers tonight.
You protected many a families son, husband, brother, grandson, cousin and friend. He’s our nations hero.
We will truly miss having this man bless this planet. We were a better place for his presence.
New King James Version (NKJV)
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends.