American man fatally shot while camping with two kids

2018-06-26 13:23
Tristan Beaudette. (Photo: Facebook/Erica Wu)

Tristan Beaudette. (Photo: Facebook/Erica Wu)

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A man was tragically shot in the early hours on 22 June in a tent at a Californian campsite while camping with his two young daughters.

Tristan Beaudette (35), from Irvine in California, was shot in the upper torso at about 4.45am in front of his unharmed two-year-old and four-year-old daughters, reports ABC News.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 35-year-old’s wife hadn’t joined the family at the popular Malibu Creek State Park campsite because she was preparing for an exam.

Los Angeles County Sheriff lieutenant Rodney Moore told the Los Angeles Times that police are still trying to identify the shooter and find leads.

“The theory we’re working with is he was shot inside the tent,” said Moore. “The children were inside the tent too.

“We’re working this as a homicide at this point,” he said. “We’re gathering evidence. It will take some time.”

In a post on Facebook, Tristan’s family says he was a devoted father and loved being outdoors.

“His selfless devotion to his children came naturally, and Tristan found true joy in all aspects of being a father,” the family said.

“The grief and trauma this loss has caused our close-knit family is indescribable.”

Sources: abcnews.go.com, time.com, latimes.com

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