Here's What We Know About 2 Gunmen at Muhammad Cartoon Event
New details are emerging about the two suspects in a shooting outside of a Muhammad cartoon event in Garland, Texas.
The gunmen opened fire on a security guard and were then gunned down by police. The security guard was wounded, but survived.
Here’s what we know about the gunmen so far:
- The first suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Elton Simpson, who was convicted in a terror probe. The Washington Post reported that he was convicted in 2011 of lying about plans to travel to Africa to join a Somali terror group.
- The Washington Post has identified the second suspect as Simpson’s 34-year-old roommate, Nadir Soofi.
- Authorities have been searching for clues at the suspects’ apartment complex in Phoenix, Ariz., since late last night.
- Meanwhile, the car that the suspects arrived in is still at the crime scene, surrounded by bullet casings and evidence markers. Up until a few hours ago, their bodies were still at the scene, covered by a blue tarpaulin.
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