Tampa killings: Fourth death associated with 3 others

Story highlights Police said the death of a guy early Tuesday relates to group of killings in neighborhood

Three others were killed in Tampa’s Seminole Heights area within last month

(CNN) A 60-year-old person was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Tampa’s Seminole Heights area, the most recent death in what police said they believe is linked to three additional unsolved killings in that neighborhood within days gone by month.

“It is all found in the probably 10-block, 15-block area,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN sister network HLN in Tuesday. “Therefore we’re just going to do our great police function and hopefully get a break.”

Ronald Felton was shot in the trunk while crossing the street just before 5 a good.m. Tuesday, police said. He started to be the fourth victim in a string of killings that has vexed investigators who stay desperate for clues.

A witness to the shooting provided a information of the suspect, Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said. “When I spoke to her, she said if our officer had been five seconds before, he’d have been able to stop it,” he said.

Dugan described the suspect seeing that a black male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 ins with a skinny build and a light complexion. He was wearing all dark-colored and a dark-colored baseball cap and armed with a large black pistol, police said. Police said they believe the suspect likewise lives in the same area as the shootings.

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