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[5/5/15] Garland shooting: What we know

(MSNBC) -- New details have surfaced about the two alleged gunman who opened fire Sunday night outside of a "draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. A security guard on duty was wounded in the shooting. The two gunmen, who police say were armed with assault rifles, were shot and killed by a traffic cop on the scene, according to police.

The terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the shooting in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Officials said about 200 people attended the heavily policed event at the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland. As the event was drawing to a close, two gunmen armed with assault rifles drove up to the venue and began shooting, wounding school district security guard Bruce Joiner in his lower leg. Garland police officers returned fire, killing the men.

[5/3/15] Police: Men killed in Garland shooting had assault rifles, body armor

(Dallas News) -- Garland police praise a quick-thinking officer for shooting and killing the gunmen, identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.

A quick-thinking Garland police officer shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire at a controversial art exhibit featuring cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, police said Monday.

Five years ago Simpson was convicted for lying to federal agents about talking about traveling to Somalia in 2009 to engage in “violent jihad.” Simpson talked about “the obligation to fight jihad overseas” in conversations the FBI taped, court records show.

May Allah accept us as mujahideen [those engaged in jihad]