Authorities in the Midwest were searching Tuesday for a 36-year-old man after a quadruple homicide in Kansas City, Kan., and another death in mid-Missouri.

Pablo Serrano. (Pablo Serrano via Reuters) Pablo Serrano-Vitorino. (Reuters)

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino was “wanted for questioning in multiple homicides,” the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday, which noted that his last known location was near New Florence, Mo., a small community about 75 miles from St. Louis.

“Serrano-Vitorino is considered armed and dangerous, and may be armed with an AK-47,” the highway patrol said. “Use extreme caution if Serrano-Vitorino is encountered. Please do not approach or attempt to contact this individual.”

The search was launched after four men were killed in Kansas City on Monday night, according to the Kansas City Star.

The newspaper reported:

One neighbor said she slept through the gunshots Monday night but awoke when her dog started barking. She heard panicked screams, went outside to investigate and saw emergency medical workers tending to a man still alive on the porch across the street. That man apparently had called 911 after being shot.

Officer Cameron Morgan told The Post that emergency dispatchers received a call late Monday night from one of the shooting victims. When officers arrived on the scene, they found one victim in the front yard of the home, suffering from gunshot wounds but still alive at the time.

Another victim was located on the front porch, Morgan said. That was the 911 caller; he died on the scene.

Inside the house, there were two more men, who were both dead.  The victim who had been located in the front yard was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Serrano-Vitorino’s name was listed as Pablo Serrano in a news release from Kansas City, Kan., police, in which he is described as a “person of interest.” It was not immediately clear which spelling is correct.

“We obviously are very interested in talking to him,” Morgan said.

Law enforcement continued to look for Serrano-Vitorino following another death in Missouri, Highway Patrol Lt. Paul Reinsch told The Post. That slaying happened Tuesday “in the New Florence area,” about 175 miles from Kansas City, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Early Tuesday morning, Serrano-Vitorino’s vehicle was spotted in the area, along the shoulder of Interstate 70, Reinsch said. Not long after that, authorities received a call about a shooting, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Officers who responded to the call discovered the body of another victim, 49-year-old Randy J. Nordman, according to the release.

“Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino is wanted for questioning in this homicide and a quadruple homicide which occurred in Kansas City, Kansas, on March 7, 2016,” the release stated. “The investigation is continuing.”

Tuesday’s search was primarily focused in the New Florence area, Reinsch said.

Helicopters and K-9 teams had been dispatched and approximately 75 to 100 law enforcement officers were involved in the effort.

Officers were also stationed at local schools, which were locked down as the search continued, Reinsch said.

This story has been updated.

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