Police say 1 killed, 4 injured in shooting at ZombiCon

Emergency medical workers and police work next to a person at the scene of shooting Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at ZombiCon in Fort Myers, Fla. (Melissa Montoya-Ocampo/The News-Press via AP)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Police say a shooting at the ZombiCon gathering in Florida killed one person and injured four others.

Lt. Victor Medico of the Fort Myers Police Department said the shootings began at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, The News-Press reported. He said police were searching for a suspect, and the four people hurt had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police stand early Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, near the site of a shooting late Saturday at ZombiCon that police say killed on person and injured four others in Fort Myers Fla. (Benjamin Brasch/The News-Press via AP)
Police stand early Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, near the site of a shooting late Saturday at ZombiCon that police say killed on person and injured four others in Fort Myers Fla. (Benjamin Brasch/The News-Press via AP)

No details were immediately available about the suspect or victims. Police did not immediately return a phone call.

The annual festival had been expected to draw more than 20,000 fans dressed as zombies, the newspaper said. Medico said the scene was described as “shoulder to shoulder.”

A statement on the ZombiCon Facebook page said organizers were saddened by the news and the group takes the safety of its patrons very seriously.

 

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