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Mounted police patrol Seminole Heights after killings

A mounted officer patrols Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, where a number of homicides that appear to be related have happened recently. [MONICA HERNDON | STAFF]
A mounted officer patrols Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, where a number of homicides that appear to be related have happened recently. [MONICA HERNDON | STAFF]
Published Nov. 24, 2017

TAMPA — A Florida police department is using horse patrols in a neighborhood that's been plagued by homicides in recent weeks.

Officials in Tampa have been searching for the person — or people — responsible for shooting and killing four in the Seminole Heights neighborhood since Oct. 9. Police have said the shootings have happened with in close proximity of each other, aren't robberies and could be the work of a serial killer.

The homicides have left residents scared and city officials frustrated because there hasn't been an arrest, despite a reward of more than $100,000 for information to help solve the case. The department has received some 1,100 tips.

The mounted horse patrols in the neighborhood will begin Friday and extend through the weekend.

Tampa Police officers on horseback joined other officers in patrolling Seminole Heights today. @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/Peg9zw3sKU

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