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Possible serial killer may have just claimed fourth victim: Tampa Police

November 14, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Possible serial killer may have just claimed fourth victim: Tampa Police

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Tampa serial killer may have struck again

Heavily armed Tampa police and federal agents scoured a Seminole County neighborhood after a fourth person possibly fell victim in a string of deadly shootings, which authorities suspect is the work of a serial killer.

According to the Bradenton Herald, Tampa Police officials have asked residents of Seminole Heights to remain in their homes while the manhunt continues for the serial killer.

“This has to stop. We will hunt this person down until we find them, we need to catch this killer before we have to notify one more family that their loved one is dead,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said at a press conference.

Multiple reports indicate the latest victim identified as Ronald Felton, 60, was shot in the back as he crossed a street.

The gunman is described as thin, wearing a black baseball cap.

One witness told investigators that if he’d been there just seconds earlier, he would have been able to stop the shooting.

Police have also asked gun-owning residents to safeguard the firearms in their homes.

Three other victims were gunned down over a five day period in the same neighborhood back in October.

The test victim identified as 60-year-old Ronald Felton

Felton’s slaying occurred just four blocks from where the second victim was slain on Oct. 11, which prompted police to suspect the killer may live in the area.

Police said all of the previous victims were either waiting at a bus stop, getting on or off a bus when they were gunned down.

Investigators have yet to indicate whether the latest also shooting occurred near a bus stop.

So far authorities have yet to make any arrests in the previous cases.

Tampa Police and the FBI have intensified the search for the serial shooter, with police increasing their presence throughout the neighborhood knocking on doors and gathering forensic evidence.

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