On Saturday October 17th, there was a shooting at the Zombiecon in Fort Myers, Florida. There were five victims, one of the five injured died. The shooting caused chaos within the streets where festival attendees fled the area. Savannah Holden, a witness who saw the incident from a hotel balcony, stated the police and ambulance vans arrived shortly.
The four injured festival goers were taken to the Lee Memorial Hospital where their non-life threatening wounds were treated. The four victims were initially reported while further investigations were to discover one victim refused medical attention and later died. The Fort Myers’ Police Department released the 20 years old man name, Expavious Tyrell Taylor from Okeechobee, Florida.
Investigations are still being done and the Fort Myers Police Department are looking for eye witnesses to help solve the case.
The Zombiecon Organization released an apology to those who were wounded and to their families. The organizers stated that they “take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event”.
Zombiecon is a charity musical festival where Djs and artist perform downtown as festival goers dress up as zombies. The event attracts around 20,000 attendees. The money raised is donated to Pushing Daizies, the local artist charity that organizes the annual event.