After two gunmen opened fire outside a free speech event at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attendees responded by breaking into song and prayer. One of the songs they chose to sing was "God Bless America."
Crowd sings God Bless America pic.twitter.com/en7WEzntsE— Gabriel Roxas (@cbs11gabriel) May 4, 2015
Both gunmen were reportedly shot and killed by police after they shot at an officer. The officer was later released from the hospital. Police had yet to release a motive in the shooting as of Sunday night.
The free speech event was planned by Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and included a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Gellar said the event was intended to promote free speech in the wake of violent attacks over depictions of Muhammad.