A police officer sits in his patrol car at an abandoned building ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 26, 2012. Due to incoming severe weather and possible hurricane conditions expected to hit the state by Monday, the Republicans have decided to cut short their National Convention by one day. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
The latest victim, 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa, got on the wrong bus after work Thursday night and ended up in Seminole Heights, a southeast Tampa neighborhood, where he was shot and killed.
“He took the wrong bus to this neighborhood; he should not have been to this neighborhood ... he was going to another bus stop and he did not make it,” Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference.
The other two victims — Benjamin E. Mitchell, 22, and Monica C. Hoffa, 32, — also were shot and killed nearby just days earlier.
“This is very frustrating,” Dugan said. “I go from frustration to anger (over) these unsolved homicides, and now we have someone terrorizing the neighborhood. It’s just difficult to see this happening,” he said.
Tampa police have released video of a person walking in the area where Mitchell was murdered and are warning people not to walk alone at night.
CBS News reported that on Friday night residents of the neighborhood took to the streets marching and chanting: "Whose streets? Our streets!"