Two years ago, the Fort Myers community had been celebrating its 9th Annual Zombicon festival in which residents and locals dress up in their most creepy costumes and roam a section of downtown like a real zombie apocalypse. But near the end of that event, in 2015, someone opened fire, killing one and injuring six others.
Soon after the 2015 Zombicon, the family of Expavious Tyrell Taylor, who was killed in the shooting, filed a $5 million suit against the city of Fort Myers, arguing that the city had not done enough to ensure the safety of all those involved. But several weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that the Fort Myers City Council had, without comment, agreed to a settlement of $40,000 with the Taylor estate.
No arrest was ever made, no one was ever held accountable for the tragedy, and the Zombicon event has been cancelled indefinitely.
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