FORT MYERS, FL (CelebrityAccess) — A law firm representing the family of a man who was killed at a zombie themed festival in Florida last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the event's organizers and a company that provided security at the event.
According to NBC News, the suit, which has been leveled against event organizer Pushing Daizies and security company Southwest Florida Security and Investigations, is seeking 5 million in damages.
The shooting stems from the death of 20-year-old Expavious Tyrell Taylor, who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant at the festival in downtown Ft. Myers on Oct. 17th. 5 others were wounded in the incident.
"There were more than 20,000 attendees at this event, wearing makeup and costumes, drinking alcohol and waving around weapons — at least one of which we now know was real and loaded," attorney Charles "Kip" Sinclair said in a statement. "The security at this event was pathetic, and they were not trained or equipped to handle this type of crowd."