Fort Myers council OKs $7,500 payouts to Zombicon victims

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The City Council has approved settlements of nearly $7,500 apiece for two Zombicon shooting victims.

Fort Myers resident Tyree Hunter and Kyle Roberts of Port Charlotte, both of whom were hurt in the Oct. 17, 2015 attack at the zombie-themed festival, will each receive $7,499, The News-Press reports.

Attorneys earlier had negotiated the settlements, which needed the council’s approval, in response to legal action that named the city and Pushing Daizies, the promotional company that staged the event, as defendants. Payouts to the victims from Pushing Daizies are pending litigation.

One person was killed and five others were injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made.

The council will also vote Tuesday on a proposed $149,000 settlement over charges the city discriminated against an addiction and mental health treatment facility.

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