2nd Muhammad Cartoon Shooter Identified

Nadir Soofi, 34, was apparently roommates with Elton Simpson
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2015 4:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Law enforcement officials have identified the second shooter at the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, yesterday but say they don't know too much about him, CNN reports. Unlike the first identified shooter—30-year-old Elton Simpson—Nadir Soofi, 34, hadn't already attracted the FBI's attention. Soofi was Simpson's roommate in a Phoenix, Ariz., apartment, and had studied pre-med from 1998 to 2003 at the University of Utah, but the school says he left without earning a degree, the Washington Post reports. Mediate reports that a journalist tweeted this photo of Soofi. Both gunmen were shot dead after they allegedly opened fire at the Curtis Culwell Center, where the event was taking place; neither got any further than the parking lot.

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