One Dead, Four Hurt at ZombiCon Shooting

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

The News-Press reports the Fort Myers Police Department says the shootings began late Saturday. He says 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.

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 the area and told people that downtown was closed.

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