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Suspected gunman in Texas Mohammad cartoon shooting went to University of Utah

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Posted at 1:23 PM, May 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-05 15:24:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the men suspected of opening fire at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas previously went to school in Utah.

The University of Utah has confirmed 34-year-old Nadir Soofi was a pre-med student the university from 1998 to 2003.

University officials said Soofi did not receive a degree.

Soofi also has a criminal history in Utah including assault, underage drinking, driving under the influence and reckless driving from 1998 to 2002.

According to CNN, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, and warned of more attacks to come.

In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers opened fire outside the event in the Dallas suburb.

CNN reported the gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security guard before police shot and killed them.