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2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show
    #777715 - 05/04/15 10:43 AM (1 year, 6 months ago)



Two people were fatally shot Sunday outside a Garland, Texas, community center that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, local officials said.

Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said that two men drove up to the community center and "opened fire on the security officers" hired to protect the event before being shot themselves.

Neither of the suspects have been identified because their bodies remain on the street where they were shot as police teams are using robots to see if the car they pulled up in was rigged with explosives. Harn said that the bodies will be cleared once the vehicle is checked for potential explosives. Precautionary detonations could be heard overnight, as police continued to assess the crime scene.

One unarmed security guard from the local school district, which owns the community center where the event was held, was shot in the ankle but his injuries are said to be non-life threatening, according to Harn. Other Garland police officers who were on the scene were the ones who fatally shot the two suspects.

The controversial event, where attendees competed to draw the prophet Mohammed, which is explicitly banned in Islam and seen as a sign of grave disrespect, was hosted by a conservative anti-Islam group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Harn said that police have been monitoring the lead-up to the event "for several months" and while he said there was no immediate credible threat before the shooting, organizers "luckily" decided to hire extra security because of the controversy.



The shooting lasted "seconds," Harn said, and took place shortly before 7:00 p.m., not long before the event was set to end. Approximately 200 people attended the event, police say. The center was put on lockdown immediately after the shooting.

Harn said that both suspects had guns though police do not know what specific type because they have not secured the guns as they wait for the search for explosives in the car to be completed first.



Two senior law enforcement officials told ABC News that authorities will work vigorously over the next 12 hours to determine who the dead suspects are and whether the incident is directly tied to the conference. The FBI is already on the scene and have said that they have provided investigative and bomb technician assistance.

Texas governor Greg Abbott released a statement following the shooting, saying that there is an active investigation underway "to determine the cause and scope of the senseless attack in Garland, Texas."



"This is a crime that was quickly ended thanks to the swift action by Garland law enforcement," he said in the statement.

Businesses around the center, including Academy Sports, Walmart and Sam's, were evacuated, the city said. Harn said that no nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.


Picture of garland SWAT, immidiately before the shooting.

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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: SleepAid]
    #777718 - 05/04/15 11:07 AM (1 year, 6 months ago)

I've gota a friend who lives close by. Not a time to be out just riding around.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: SleepAid] * 1
    #777729 - 05/04/15 01:01 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Fuck Muhammad.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: RasJeph]
    #777735 - 05/04/15 02:53 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Holy crap.  Always unsettling when on home soil.  Umm, why were they having a Muhammad drawing contest in Texas?


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: cheezymold]
    #777738 - 05/04/15 03:40 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Fuck a militarized police state.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87]
    #777740 - 05/04/15 03:54 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

True, but I don't see anything militarization in this particular article


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87]
    #777741 - 05/04/15 03:59 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Just read the article again and it was for  anti-islam.  Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.  Way to go Texas  :justno:


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: drawde]
    #777744 - 05/04/15 04:38 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

No but the pictures do. The swat dudes look like security forces in the Middle East.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87]
    #777747 - 05/04/15 05:41 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Camo + rifles =/= militaristic


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: drawde]
    #777748 - 05/04/15 05:49 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)



See a resemblance?


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87]
    #777749 - 05/04/15 06:01 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Should have found a more updated pic sham. That is the US Army uniform, yes, but when we deploy nowadays we use the same camo as SWAT is wearing in that pic.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87]
    #777750 - 05/04/15 06:02 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

The event itself has backwards rejects written all over it.  What do you think would happen if a group of Mexicans or Muslims were to hold a "American flag burning contest" in that city?  It's akin to asking somebody to open his/her mouth and spitting in it.  Disgusting conservative pricks.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: SleepAid]
    #777751 - 05/04/15 06:10 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

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Should have found a more updated pic sham. That is the US Army uniform, yes, but when we deploy nowadays we use the same camo as SWAT is wearing in that pic.



Thanks for pointing that out bud. I was just trying to show how similar the police in America and the military look.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Sham87] * 1
    #777752 - 05/04/15 06:14 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

I can get multicam and an assualt rifle too, doesn't make me military
You are kind of fixating on superficial stuff shamman
Not saying the police in America aren't becoming paramilitarized.
Armored vehicles for example are definitely militaristic.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: drawde]
    #777756 - 05/04/15 06:52 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

I guess I am.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: cheezymold]
    #777777 - 05/04/15 09:54 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

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The event itself has backwards rejects written all over it.  What do you think would happen if a group of Mexicans or Muslims were to hold a "American flag burning contest" in that city?  It's akin to asking somebody to open his/her mouth and spitting in it.  Disgusting conservative pricks.




Probably not open firing into a crowd and making a car bomb.

It's not that I'm racist, I dislike all organized religion. If these people weren't acting on behalf of some phony God wtf would they be killing people for? Money probably.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: RasJeph]
    #777802 - 05/04/15 11:02 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Like Christians in America don't commit hate crimes?  These fucking assholes were so sure that they were going to provoke this kind of reaction that they had a SWAT team there to protect them.  I'm so ashamed to have these people as my countrymen.


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: cheezymold]
    #777811 - 05/04/15 11:39 PM (1 year, 6 months ago)

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Like Christians in America don't commit hate crimes?  These fucking assholes were so sure that they were going to provoke this kind of reaction that they had a SWAT team there to protect them.  I'm so ashamed to have these people as my countrymen.





So, are you siding with the worthless piles of shit that showed up with guns and opened fire?

Is it OK to go try to waste a bunch of people because you're offended or you don't agree with them?


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Chalupacabra]
    #777816 - 05/05/15 12:05 AM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Two wrongs don't make a right


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Re: 2 Gunmen Killed Outside Community Center Hosting 'Draw the Prophet' Show [Re: Chalupacabra]
    #777818 - 05/05/15 12:07 AM (1 year, 6 months ago)

Never once did I side with the gunman.  They were stupid enough to be baited by these assholes and now they are being put in the ground.  Also worth mentioning that the officers did exactly what they were there to do.  There was a threat and it was neutralized.  Both the gunman and the people having the event are water trash.  Still doesn't mean I want people at the event to be shot at.


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