FORT MYERS, Florida — One person is dead, five are injured and a suspect is at large after a shooting in downtown Fort Myers during ZombiCon on Saturday.
Fort Myers Police Department identified the fatal victim from the shooting as Expavious Tyrell Taylor of Okeechobee, Florida. Hours later, a sixth victim was also identified as being shot.
The shooting suspect is still at large.
Victor Medico, a Fort Myers police spokesman, said police received a call for shots fired at 11:45 p.m. Saturday on the 2200 block of First Street in downtown Fort Myers.
A large crowd of event-goers fled east down First Street yelling of gunshots. A gathering surrounded a bloodied body on the ground on First between Bayview Court and Hendry Street.
A victim suffering from a gunshot wound was located in front of 2224 First Street. The male subject, identified as Expavious Tyrell Taylor, died at the scene, the Fort Myers Police Department reports.
Medico didn’t release the ages or sex of the other victims or a description of the suspect. He said four shooting victims were transferred to Lee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A fifth victim refused medical treatment at the scene according to authorities.
Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson said Saturday’s deadly shooting during ZombiCon will not lead the city to shut the annual event down next year.
Earlier reports indicated that most of the shooting victims were “Dead-ish”
Later reports indicated that at least one of the victims later suffered a head wound and was pronounced dead at the scene
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