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 (http://newspr.es/1jMJamf ). He said the four people injured were being treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, and police were searching for a suspect. Fort Myers police did not immediately return a call seeking details.
The annual festival had been expected to draw more than 20,000 fans dressed as zombies, the newspaper said.
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.
Police officers barricaded an area and told people that downtown was closed.