An unnamed gunman opened fire into a large crowd of people attending ZombiCon, a zombie-themed convention, in Fort Meyers, Fla., late Saturday night. According to police, the suspected shooter remains at large.
Fort Meyers police confirmed one person, 20-year-old Expavious Tyrell Taylor, a college football player, was killed in the shooting; five other people reporting injuries.
Not long after the shooting, videos of hundreds of frightened con-goers fleeing the scene began to pop up online.
"The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies Inc., are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event," the group posted in a Facebook message. "We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event. Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident."