Update : Two Gunmen Killed After Opening Fire Outside Texas Art Event

New details emerging about the attack on Sunday’s Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas.

FBI Director James Comey says federal investigators knew ahead of time that one of the two gunmen had a special interest in the cartoon contest.

Comey says the agents received information hours before the event that Elton Simpson had known about the event, but there was no indication that he was planning an attack.

Simpson and Nadir Soofi were shot and killed by police after they opened fire outside the event.


Monday morning, Texas investigators are working to figure out the motive behind a shooting at a controversial event in Texas. 

Two gunmen were killed after they opened fire outside the art contest featuring cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. 

The event is considered blasphemous to Muslims.

Now, the FBI says they might have past ties to terrorism. 

The FBI says Elton Simpson and another man opened fire with assault rifles, before an officer shot and killed them. 

It happened as the event ended. 

Investigators say two gunmen pulled up to the venue in Garland and shot a security guard. 

Nearby police officers then killed both gunmen. 

About 200 people attending the event were safely evacuated. 

The event was hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which the southern poverty law center considers a hate group. 

It’s still unknown if the gunmen targeted the event. 

The wounded security officer was treated and released from the hospital.