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.
"Right now we are treating it as though it is related (to the previous killings) until we can rule otherwise", Dugan said.
All three were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason.
They said they are looking for a thin black man, about 6-feet tall, wearing black clothing and carrying a large handgun.
Television footage showed a heavy police presence at the scene of Tuesday's shooting. "We think by their proximity and the manner it was done, they are linked". Investigators believe he lives in the neighborhood and was still in the area. "I will absolutely be beefing up security here", Moates said.
The woman also knew the first victim, Benjamin Mitchell. The description appears to match a person of interest that was captured on surveillance video released by police late last month.
North Nebraska Avenue is closed between East Hillsborough Avenue and East Osborne Avenue as police continue their investigation
Dugan said he wanted to focus on that because it might be a habit of his and people should be on the look out for it.
Anthony Naiboa, 20, Monica Hoffa, 32, and Benjamin Mitchell have all been killed days apart. "One, they may be late for dinner". Three, they heard gunshots.
Naiboa was killed October 19.
"This has got to stop", Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said.
Police were using a SWAT team and dogs to search Southeast Seminole Heights house by house. Run-down homes sit next to renovated, historic bungalows, and trendy restaurants have sprung up near auto body shops.