Detectives probe previous shootings near California campsite
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives investigating the death of man shot while camping with his two young daughters are reviewing three prior shootings in the past year at the popular Southern California wilderness park.
Tristan Beaudette was shot in the chest before dawn June 22 as he slept in a tent at Malibu Creek State Park with his girls, ages 2 and 4.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says Wednesday that investigators are looking into shootings at the park on June 18 of this year and July 22 and June 6 of last year. She didn’t have details about the previous shootings.
Nishida says sheriff’s detectives are working with state parks officials to look for similarities between those incidents and last week’s fatal shooting.
Deputies have stepped up patrols in the area.