However, the killers had not slowed down, which was causing tension throughout the city.
In fact, the killers, who now seemed to be dealers in human blood, had doubled their total over a short period of time. Eight were now dead, with the same MO as the others. They were continuing to speed up to alarming rates.
After the seventh victim, a local luminary, was found, the obvious suspects could not be withheld. The public outcry towards vampires started to climb to new heights. After the discovery of the eighth victim, even completely innocent vampires found themselves in serious danger.