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Two People Killed, One Guard Shot At 'Draw Muhammad' Event

| by Charles Roberts

Three people were shot outside a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday.

According to The Dallas Morning News, two gunmen allegedly pulled up in front of the Curtis Culwell Center and opened fire on a Garland ISD security officer. The suspects were then shot and killed by Garland police.

The security officer was reportedly treated for non-life threatening wounds and released.

The event being held at the Curtis Culwell Center was hosted by the New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative and was offering $10,000 to whoever could draw the best cartoon version of the Prophet Muhammad.

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The American Freedom Defense Initiative is said to have paid upwards of $10,000 to have 40 officers work security at the event, reports NBC News.

Officials have not yet confirmed whether the shooting was related to the event.

We will continue to update this story as more information comes in.

Sources: Dallas Morning News, NBC News / Photo Credit: WikiCommons