Zombicon Shooting: One Dead; Shooter Remains At Large
At a ZombiCon event in Fort Meyers, Fla., over the weekend, a gunman opened fire, killing one person and wounding five others.
The unidentified gunman began firing into a crowd at ZombiCon at about 11:44 p.m. Saturday evening, reported NBC News. Following the shooting, which left 20-year-old Expavious Tyrell Taylor dead, the suspect reportedly fled with a handgun down a nearby street.
“We just were standing there and then we heard the shots, and then we all got down,” Taylor’s girlfriend Jasmine Gaure, 26, told the Fort Myers News-Press. “When we all picked our heads up to check on each other, we saw him lying there on the sidewalk.”
“There was no confrontations before that. It was unexpected,” she added, noting that their backs were to the shooter. “It was so fast. We were in the wrong place.”
The injured were Tyree Hunter, Isaiah Knight, John Parsons, David Perez and Kyle Roberts. None of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police Lt. Victor Medico has been seeking the assistance of the roughly 20,000 ZombiCon attendees for any information to help them find the shooter.
There were “a lot of witnesses down here, there were a lot of people taking pictures, videos with their cellphone,” Medico said. “Anything that could help with this investigation would be greatly appreciated.”
Fory Meyers Mayor Randy Henderson has released a statement, showing confidence that the police will be able to apprehend the suspect, who remains at large.
“We pray for all involved in this senseless act of violence,” Henderson said. “With the aid of alert citizens and cameras we remain confident in capturing and bringing to justice those who have attacked our citizens.”