Organisers of the massive ZombiCon in Florida have taken to social media to express their horror over a real, deadly shooting at the event.

The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies, Inc. are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint…

Posted by ZombiCon on Saturday, 17 October 2015

The shooting took place just before midnight, leaving one person dead and four injured. In a snap press conference, police said the culprit was still at large.  

Event organisers and attendees have used the event’s Facebook and Twitter page to talk about the shooting, with one user saying “this incident has nothing to due with this event but has everything to do with the “decomposition” of our community. Our communities are dying….unfortunately, the wrong zombie virus is winning.”

-Via Rachel SpillerThis is what Zcore has to say to you, but I want to tell you what I experienced today:I…

Posted by ZombiCon on Saturday, 17 October 2015

Described as one of the largest zombie-themed events in the world, the Fort Myers-based convention may have drawn as many as 20,000 horror fans. It’s the seventh year in a row the convention has run, but the first time the event has had an actual shooting. 

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Image: Steve Piper via Twitter.