Police are investigating two recent shootings that reportedly occurred at the same California campground where a scientist was fatally shot last month while camping with his two young daughters.
According to the Los Angeles Times, two shootings have occurred in the past week at Malibu Creek State Park, the site of at least seven shootings. One of those seven incidents includes the unsolved June 22 slaying of Tristan Beaudette, 35, who was reportedly fatally shot in the head while in his tent with his 2- and 4-year-old daughters.
Though the campground has remained closed following Beaudette’s death, officials said police responded to reports of shots fired in the vicinity Monday morning and Thursday evening near Las Virgenes and Piuma roads. However, KCRA revealed that no evidence of a shooting was located following last week’s reported incidents.
No arrests have been made in connection with the seven shootings, which have all occurred at night. Moreover, police had reportedly ramped up their patrols in that area in recent weeks.
The Los Angeles Times reported that three of the previous shootings occurred within Los Angeles police’s jurisdiction while the other four are in the state park’s domain. The shootings date back to 2016—with one of the incidents occurring a mere four days before Beaudette’s death.
Police asked the medical examiner to conceal specific details regarding Beaudette’s cause of death. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida explained to the Times that homicide investigators made the request to “preserve the integrity of the case.”
[Feature image: Erica Wu and Tristan Beaudette/GoFundMe]