FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A shooting in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, during ZombiCon has left one person dead and five others wounded.
Saturday's chaotic scene sent throngs of crowd goers running through the streets. The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m., just 15 minutes before the event officially ended. Large crowds were still in the streets and authorities quickly cleared out nearby bars and set up crime scene tape, while others patrolled the area with rifles searching for a suspect.
Fort Myers Police Lt. Victor Medico says Expavious Tyrell Taylor, a 20-year-old who played football at a local junior college, died at the scene. Four others were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and one additional victim refused medical attention, authorities said.
Authorities said the suspect or suspects were still at large Sunday.