ZombiCon 2015 Shooting: Latest News and More Weirdness [VIDEO]

Police say that one person is dead and four injured after the shootings last night at ZombiCon 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. That’s a bad start to the horror convention season that’ll have us traveling around next weekend. ZombiCon is a really big convention, and it’s too easy to imagine the chaos when real gunfire broke out while a huge crowd of zombies was wandering around the city last night.
In fairness to the zombies, the shooting might have been entirely unrelated to zombie antics–but the setting is still really unfortunate. Especially since it leads to official statements┬áthat begin like this…
The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies, Inc. are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event…
Here’s the official late-night press conference, via the Naples Daily News. Fans of the original Night of the Living Dead can guess the joke that we’re not making in these serious circumstances…
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEzVYE2B6P4]
Now here’s some raw footage of the aftermath–not as graphic as warned, and unfortunately filed under “Comedy,” but still right there on the scene…
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-tEs2mp3wY]
And, in a little closer to comedy, here’s a bizarre video where Christian street preachers were threatened by a guy while they were testifying to the crowd at last year’s ZombiCon. It’s just kind of weird, but a lot of Florida zombie veterans are complaining that the ZombiCon was kind of waiting for a disaster like this to happen, with the local cops never being much help. Those are charges that might continue in the aftermatch–but for now, here’s a clip where people are only threatened with harm…
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbSJXD1UjFc]

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