Po­lice hunt house-by-house for pos­si­ble serial killer

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD - BY TAMARA LUSH

Tampa po­lice block­aded a neigh­bour­hood and searched with a SWAT team and dogs for a pos­si­ble serial killer Tues­day after a fourth per­son was shot dead for no ap­par­ent rea­son.

Res­i­dents of the Semi­nole Heights neigh­bour­hood re­ported hear­ing shots just be­fore 5 a.m. Tues­day. Of­fi­cers quickly moved in, and found the body of Ron­ald Fel­ton, 60, who had been walk­ing across the street when a gun­man came up be­hind him and fired, in­terim Po­lice Chief Brian Du­gan said.

“Our of­fi­cers re­sponded within sec­onds,” Du­gan said, not­ing that en­abled of­fi­cers to quickly set up a perime­ter around a roughly square-mile area. SWAT of­fi­cers as­sisted by agents from the Fed­eral Bureau of Al­co­hol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ex­plo­sives could be seen pa­trolling the streets with ri­fles as they moved through yards and banged on doors.

“I be­lieve that this per­son lives in this neigh­bour­hood,” Du­gan added as he spoke with re­porters at the scene. “And we need ev­ery­one’s co-op­er­a­tion; we need ev­ery­one to pay at­ten­tion to what’s been go­ing on.”

Du­gan said that un­til his de­tec­tives can de­ter­mine oth­er­wise, Fel­ton’s shoot­ing will be treated as if it’s re­lated to last month’s 10-day spree where three peo­ple were slain. The pre­vi­ous three vic­tims were alone and had got­ten off a bus in the neigh­bour­hood when they were gunned downed at night. None was robbed.

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