WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- A man was found dead early Tuesday in a neighborhood in Tampa, U.S. state of Florida, and residents there fear that they are being targeted by a serial killer suspected of three consecutive murders last month.
Tampa police said Tuesday that they received a shooting report around 5:00 a.m., saying multiple shots were fired in the city's Seminole Heights neighborhood.
Officers who responded to the incident found the body of a man on the street.
Local police identified the victim as 60-year-old Ronald Felton, believed to have been fatally shot when crossing the street, while the suspect was described as a black male, dressed in all black.
Investigators are linking the shooting to three October killings in the neighborhood, until evidence shows otherwise, according to local media.
Last month, three people were killed during a 10-day span and all seemed to follow the same pattern -- all of them were alone and were gunned downed when getting off a bus at night for no apparent reason.
Police said they believe the suspect was still in the neighborhood as officers were scouring the area.