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Author of "American Sniper" shot dead in Texas

English.news.cn   2013-02-03 15:47:56            
 • The author of "American Sniper" has been shot dead in the U.S. state of Texas.
 • Investigators have not released any details of the shooting.
 • Kyle, 38, was a former Navy SEAL and served four tours of duty in Iraq.

 

HOUSTON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The author of "American Sniper" has been shot dead in the U.S. state of Texas, U.S. media reported Saturday.

Chris Kyle and another man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge, an upscale hunting lodge in northern Texas, on Saturday afternoon, according to local TV channel ABC13.

Investigators have not released any details of the shooting.

Kyle, 38, was a former Navy SEAL and served four tours of duty in Iraq. In January 2012, Kyle's best-selling autobiography "American Sniper" was released.

A native Texan, Kyle claimed to have recorded the most career sniper kills in U.S. military history, according to reports.

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