Body found in Tampa neighborhood near recent string of shooting deaths

Sky 10 shows several Tampa police cruisers in the Seminole Heights neighborhood on Tuesday Nov. 14 2017

Sky 10 shows several Tampa police cruisers in the Seminole Heights neighborhood on Tuesday Nov. 14 2017

The Tampa Police Department is investigating a suspicious death Tuesday morning in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, where fears of a possible serial killer gripped the community last month.

Tuesday, police asked residents to stay in their homes, according to Bay News 9.

The body of an adult male was found in a street in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, just blocks from a memorial honoring the three victims of last month's shootings, WFLA reported. Several streets were closed as officials searched for the killer.

People living in Seminole Heights have been on edge after the murders of three people.

The killings began on October 9, when 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot and killed in front of his home, CNN reported.

On Oct. 13, victim Monica Hoffa, 32, was found in a vacant lot in the 1000 block of New Orleans Avenue in East Tampa.

The earlier murders began on October 9, when Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was shot while waiting for a bus.

Investigators have not said what evidence ties the three initial crimes together, or whether they have forensics that show the same weapon was used in all of them. "I don't know why he feels the need to go out and senselessly murder people in the street, shoot them down like they're dogs".

The shooting death comes weeks after three people were fatally shot in 10 days within a 1-mile radius.

There is a massive police presence in the area searching for the suspect.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect now stands at $41,000.

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