Garland shooting: What we know about Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi – CNN

(CNN)Whatever spurred Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi to drive across two states to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest is lost on their families, their neighbors and the place they had worshiped.

One was a described as “gentle person,” albeit one who had been convicted of a terror-related charge and supported an ISIS propagandist.

The other was a father who had “put his son above everything” — until the day he and his roommate opened fire at the event in Garland, Texas, wounding a security guard before police shot and killed the gunmen.

Here’s what we know about the attackers:

Nadir Soofi, left, and Elton Simpson Nadir Soofi, left, and Elton Simpson

ELTON SIMPSON

He may have been an ISIS supporter

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