Residents of the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa are being asked to stay inside after a 60-year-old man was shot to death while crossing the street on Tuesday morning, The Miami Herald reported.
Police are investigating the murder as the work of a possible serial killer responsible for the death of three other people in the same neighborhood.
In addition to new victim Ronald Felton, 60, police believe the same shooter killed Benjamin Mitchell, 22; Monica Hoffa, 32; and Anthony Naiboa, 20. All three were killed within days of each other in October.
The suspect in Felton’s shooting was thin and wearing a black baseball hat at the time he came up behind Felton and shot him in the back, police said.
Police believe the shooter is likely to live in the neighborhood, and police cautioned that residents should check their homes and make sure that, if they own a gun, it is still secured.
“This has to stop. We will hunt this person down until we find them,” Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn said during a news conference. “We need to catch this killer before we have to notify one more family that their loved one is dead.”