Mohammed cartoon contest shooting: Pamela Geller event in Garland, Texas becomes violent.

Two Gunmen Killed, Security Guard Shot at Right-Wing “Muhammad Cartoon Contest” in Texas

Two Gunmen Killed, Security Guard Shot at Right-Wing “Muhammad Cartoon Contest” in Texas

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May 3 2015 11:15 PM

Two Gunmen Killed, Security Guard Shot at Right-Wing “Muhammad Cartoon Contest” in Texas

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A police officer near the vehicle used by shooting suspects who were killed at the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas.

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Authorities in Garland, Texas, say two armed men were killed and a security guard injured after the men began shooting outside a “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” held by reactionary anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative. Officials in Garland, a city of over 200,000 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, posted a brief statement about the incident on Facebook:

As today’s Muhammad Art Exhibit event at the Curtis Culwell Center was coming to an end, two males drove up to the front of the building in a car. Both males were armed and began shooting at a Garland ISD security officer. The GISD security officer's injuries are not life-threatening. Garland Police officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed.
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Police have not yet identified the shooting suspects or said whether they know for certain that the shooting was related to the Geller event.

Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has proposed banning the Quran, spoke earlier Sunday at the event. The exhibit’s organizers planned to award a $10,000 prize for the “best caricature of the Prophet Muhammad,” the New York Times says.