Texans say they’re concerned about sniper hunt
More than 100 people gathered for a barbecue in the Texas City area on Sunday night to show support for the families of four soldiers killed in a sniper ambush earlier this week.
The Texas Shooting Forum said the gathering was to honor the four men and their families.
The forum said the men, whose names have not been released, were killed while on patrol in the town of New Braunfels on Nov. 14.
The Forum said they were on patrol with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the area of a possible ambush when a gunman opened fire on them.
The event was held at the home of Dallas resident Jimmie Hargrove, who posted the video to Facebook Live on Nov 14.
A video posted by Jimmie Hargrove shows his mother, Gloria Hargrow, holding up the photo of her son.
Jimmie was shot multiple times in the head and his family has been left devastated by the shooting.
Jimmey, who was 21, had a long history of mental illness, according to his family.
Gloria Hoggrove said her son was “the love of my life” and “the most loving person I know.”
The Forum did not name the shooter in the video.
The shootings took place amid a national debate over the military’s use of deadly force against civilians.
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered an investigation into the shootings.
He also said the Department of Defense needs to take a closer look at how the Army’s training for snipers and marksmanship courses is handled.
The Army announced last month that it would change its course on how snipers can be trained, saying they must now receive “special consideration” to be approved for sniper training.