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Officials Offer Update On Deadly Garland Shooting

Police officials held a press conference with an update on Sunday night's shootings in Garland.

The Associated Press reports: Police in Garland say two men had opened fire with assault rifles on officers outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Officer Joe Harn said Monday the men, killed by security officers, also had more ammunition. He said investigators searched their vehicle and detonated several suspicious items, but no bombs were found in the vehicle.

He said luggage was found in vehicle but he wasn't sure what specifically was found amid the luggage

Harn said the officer shot in the lower leg was the only officer hurt.

He said a security plan for the event had been developed over several months.

Watch it below -- live via KXAS-TV (NBC 5):

The Associated Press reports:  The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

FBI spokesman Perryn Collier on Monday confirmed the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting Sunday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center in Garland.

ABC News cites a senior FBI official in reporting that one of the gunmen, a resident of the Phoenix apartment, was known to authorities and was the subject of an investigation. The ABC report says the man was convicted five years ago of lying to federal agents about plans to travel to Africa, in an apparent attempt to join a terror group there.

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