As the horrific details of the shootings in Garland, Texas, that left two men and an unarmed security guard with a non-life-threatening injury, questions continue to emerge. The most obvious are questions about the identity and motives of the two gunmen who opened fire Sunday night outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest.
One of the two has been identified. His name is Elton Simpson, he was 30, and was “well known” to the FBI, which had previously investigated a terror in which he was involved. A convert to Islam at a young age, he also went by the name Mutawakil, according to his father, who told ABC News, “We are Americans and we believe in America. What my son did reflects very badly on my family.”
The second shooter has not yet been identified, but the two men were roommates, according to station KNXP. According to the website Heavy, the Islamic State had been calling for an attack on the event.
An additional question that might be on the minds of some is which cartoon won. We are pleased to be able to provide an answer (via Twitter user Carl Marsalis)
— Carl Marsalis (@CarlMarsalis) May 4, 2015
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