Monday, April 30, 2018

Z is for Zombicon

This blog post is part of the A to Z challenge, and yes, there is a "Z" shooting.

This account is from CNN. (

October 18, 2015.

ZombiCon is a festival that features bands and DJs performing on stage in the downtown area to people dressed in zombie costumes. Festivalgoers could enter the event through six different points in exchange for a $5 donation to Pushing Daizies, the local artists' charity that organizes it.

"Chaos broke out at the festival in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, after shooting left one man dead and five other people wounded.

Crowds of festivalgoers fled screaming through the streets after the shots rang out late Saturday at ZombiCon.  One man died of a gunshot wound at the scene, police said, and five other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Four of them were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
There were initial reports that four people were wounded, but police said Sunday that they found another shooting victim who had refused medical attention."

Expavious Tyrell Taylor, 20

And the News-Press offers this:

"After combing through thousands of tips, scanning hundreds of hours of grainy security and cellphone video and talking to countless witnesses, Fort Myers police and the FBI brought the nearly two-and-a-half-year-old Zombicon shooting into the light again with an arrest of a man on Feb. 26, 2018."

I made it, through the entire month, and the entire alphabet.  It has been a sad process but overall I am glad I picked this theme - it got stuck in my head in late February and I couldn't let it go.


1 comment:

Jeanne said...

What a powerful series!

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