- By Mihail Butt
5 Shot at Zombie Con
One person has been killed and four others left with gun shot wounds after a shooting at a Zombie Con, ‘Zombicon’ in Florida.
The four wounded at the event in Fort Myers were described as having non-life threatening injuries.
The shooting occurred at about 23:44 local time (04:44 GMT, 05:44 CET), local police have confirmed.
Organisers of the event said they were “deeply saddened” by the shooting and appealed for assistance from witnesses.
ZombiCon may surprise you when you learn that it is actually a charity event, described on its website as “not only about raising the dead, but about raising funds for the community”.
Many of those who attend the event were in costume, dress as zombies. In a statement on the event’s page they said:
“The organisers of ZombiCon, Pushing DaiZies Inc are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event. We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event. Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident.”
As yet the shooter is still ‘at large’ with police releasing no information on possible suspects or a motive.