Three People Shot, Two Fatally, at Dallas Muhammad Art Event

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Three people were shot, two fatally, in a parking lot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Sunday afternoon. It’s not confirmed, but the suspects may have had AK-47s, according to a reporter with WFAA.

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One suspect ended up inside of a nearby Walmart with a hand grenade.

WFAA reports:

The two suspects drove up and opened fire near the center, which was hosting a Muhammad Art exhibit, and hit a Garland ISD officer.

Garland Police shot and killed the two men.

That officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a spokesman for Garland Police.

Police were searching the area for a vehicle that had explosives in it.

SWAT members were already at the scene for the art event.

Rowlett/Sachse Scanner reported on Facebook that a suspect was inside a nearby Walmart, off Garland Avenue and Naaman Forest Boulevard, with a hand grenade.

Authorities set up a 1,000-foot radius around the Walmart and the Academy Store was evacuated.

The Daily Beast reports:

The event was the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest focusing on caricatures of Muhammad. An officer reportedly was involved in the shooting and a SWAT team has arrived on the scene, according to WFAA-TV. Garland police were still working to secure the area. The contest, which offered a prize of $10,000, received around 350 entries depicting Muhammad.



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