California park slaying probe looks back to 7 past shootings

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a camper at a popular state wilderness park a week ago will look for links to seven past shootings in the area dating back to late 2016 — four more than previously revealed.

The Sheriff’s Department said Friday there is no evidence to suggest the past shootings are related to the June 22 killing but, because the motive is unknown, the homicide investigation will look into the previous shootings.

Pharmaceutical scientist Tristan Beaudette was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head as he slept in a tent at Malibu Creek State Park with his young daughters.

The park sprawls over more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles.

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