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Two gunmen shot at US meet on Prophet cartoons, IS claims hand

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, May 4: Two gunmen were shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in Texas state, an incident for which the Islamic State (IS) has allegedly claimed responsibility. The shooting took place at the Culwell Event Center in Garland city on Sunday evening, authorities said. Garland’s city government issued a statement that the Muhammad Art Exhibit event was coming to a close when “two males drove up to the front of the building in a car and started shooting at a security officer”, USA Today reported. “Garland police officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed,” the statement said. The security officer, a Garland Independent School District employee, was identified as Bruce Joiner. (IANS)


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