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Mounted Police Patrol Seminole Heights Neighborhood

Nov 26, 2017

The Tampa Police Department used horse patrols this weekend in a neighborhood that has been plagued by four homicides since October.

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 within 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 has not been an arrest, despite a reward of more than $100,000 for information to help solve the case. The department has received 1,100 tips.

The mounted horse patrols in the neighborhood began Friday and extended through the weekend.