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Two Men Killed In A Shooting-Spree At A Cartoon Contest In Texas

Two Men Killed In A Shooting-Spree At A Cartoon Contest In Texas

"Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest" in Garland, Texas witnessed gruesome violence where two people were shot dead by police personnel. The incident took place when two men came began shooting at a security officer as they came up before the gate of the building driving a car. This happened close to the event's coming to an end. Both men succumbed to the injuries they suffered in the shooting-spree.

Automatic weapons were deployed in the shooting which involved shooting the security guard in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital soon after the shooting. There are no updates available on the plight of the guard.

There were about 40 people present to witness the event. There is concrete evidence of gunshots, but explosives were not used in bringing down the security guards. However, the car involved in the incident is believed to carry explosives. The bomb disposal squad was sent for immediately.

Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest was sponsored by the American Freedom Defence Initiative. It received more than 350 submissions in the form of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad from countries across the globe. The movement has staunch anti-Muslim stands. Its president, Pamela Geller, is its most flamboyant figurehead actively involved in criticising Muslims. Galler relates the recent attacks to a war on the freedom of speech guaranteed in the US Constitution.

Business complexes in the vicinity  like a Wal-Mart store and a Sam's Club had to be evacuated in the wake of the shooting.
The FBI is busy monitoring the situation.

Posted by Pat Collins 7/15/15

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