A fourth person has been shot dead in Tampa's Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood; last month Tampa Police suggested the murders could be the actions of a serial killer and released a video (see below) of a person who might have witnessed one of the murders.
"Right now we are treating it as though it is related (to the previous killings) until we can rule otherwise", Dugan said. All were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason.
Police described the suspect as a light-skinned, black male with a thin build standing between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Television footage showed a heavy police presence at the scene of Tuesday's shooting.
"We need to talk to everyone who heard anything about this time - who saw anything that they may deem suspicious".
Police have a description of the suspect and believe he may live in the area. "I will absolutely be beefing up security here", Moates said. In a security video taken moments after Benjamin Mitchell became the first victim on October 9, the suspect is running from the scene. Two, they're out exercising. And number four, they just murdered Benjamin Mitchell. And on October 19, Anthony Naiboa, 20, was shot after taking the wrong bus home from his new job.
Hoffa and Naiboa were shot dead within the space of ten days.
"We will hunt this person down until we find them", Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said during Tuesday's press conference.
Seminole Heights is a working-class neighborhood northeast of downtown Tampa that's slowly becoming gentrified.
Residents and business owners have said there are vehicle burglaries and fights between kids, but nothing like this.