2 shot outside AFDI Pamela Geller ‘Mohammed art’ event in Texas

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Two men allegedly carrying explosives have been shot in a parking lot outside a venue that was hosting a Mohammed art exhibit dedicated to free speech, SWAT in Garland, Texas told local news.

Breaking: Gunfire reported at anti-Islam event at Garland ISD facility

A spokesman for Garland ISD has confirmed that gunfire was reported at an anti-Islam event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ISD.

Police believe two people were shot outside the facility where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.

There were reports that an officer was involved in the shootings, and police had sealed the doors to the center as SWAT personnel responded to the incident.

No one was being allowed to leave the facility, and Garland police were still working to secure the area. Nearby businesses, including a Walmart and Sam’s Club, were evacuated.

Officer and Two Suspects Down in Gunfight at Islamic Cartoon Contest in Texas, Possible Explosives Found

UPDATE: Suspects had two AK-47’s according to police on the scene. The officer has been transported to the hospital. The suspects are still on the ground at the scene. They are not moving and are not being touched at this time until a bomb squad checks out their bodies.

Approximately 100 people are being held by police in a secured facility inside the event.