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Father shot and killed while camping with children

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(Meredith) -- Authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed while camping at a campground in California with his two daughters on Friday.

Tristan Beaudette was camping in Malibu Creek State Park with his two daughters, ages four and two. Officials told CBSLA the 35-year-old father was found bleeding in his tent early Friday morning before being pronounced dead on the scene. His daughters were reportedly inside the tent with him when he was killed, but they were unharmed.

Authorities are reportedly still searching for a suspect and a motive. In the interest of safety, the park has been closed.

According to KABC,  there have been reports of other unexplained shootings at the park in the past. One woman said she heard a loud noise while camping one night in 2017 and later found a bullet hole in her car. Another man said his car was hit by a gunshot on Monday. Authorities are aware of the other shooting reports but aren't convinced they are related.

Beaudette had a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and worked as an associate director at a pharmaceutical company. His wife Erica wasn't camping with the family because she was at home studying for a test. A GoFundMe page for the family says Tristan died doing something he adored, being in the outdoors with his daughters.

Tristan, you were such an amazing father, husband, son, and brother. You were admired by so many for your devotion to your wife and two daughters. We are all so fortunate to have known you for your short time on Earth. You were taken from us far too early, doing something you loved with the girls you adored. You will be so dearly missed. May you rest in peace.

The page also says the family was preparing to move the Bay Area in California to start a new chapter in their lives.

The LA County Sherriff's office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call 323-890-5500.

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