3 Days After Dad Killed in Tent, Another Shooting at State Park

Authorities are also investigating several earlier unsolved shootings
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family.   (GoFundMe)

(Newser) – Three days after Tristan Beaudette was fatally shot inside his tent while camping with his two young daughters at Malibu Creek State Park, there was another shooting at the California campground. The second shooting happened around the same time Beaudette was killed—4:45am—on Monday morning, police say, but they are so far not linking the two incidents. Meliss Tatangelo tells CBS News her vehicle was also shot last year while she was sleeping in it at the park, and James Rogers tells the Los Angeles Times he was hit with bird shot from a shotgun while in a hammock at the park two years ago; no suspect was ever identified.

Authorities are investigating several earlier unsolved shootings at the park, though they won't say how many; the campground where Beaudette was killed is closed until further notice. Meanwhile, officials still don't know who killed Beaudette and whether he was targeted or shot randomly. His brother tells CBS there were two holes in his tent, one in the top and one in the side, but police have not confirmed whether those were bullet holes. Campers reportedly told first responders the shot came from a distance away from the campsite, but authorities have also not confirmed that. A GoFundMe set up for Beaudette's family has so far raised more than $114,000. (Read more shooting stories.)

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