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Scientist shot dead in front of the daughters, 2 and 4, during the California camping trip

Tristan Beaudette, 35, was fatally shot in front of his two young daughters, while on a camping trip in Southern California.

(GoFundMe)

Two young girls, 2 and 4, to witness the horror as their father was shot and killed while on a camping trip in Southern California, according to reports.

Tristan Beaudette, 35, Irvine, Calif., bleeding from a wound to the chest when deputies found him in a tent early Friday at a Malibu Creek State Park camping. The girls were unharmed.

“Tristan was out doing something he adored in life in the outdoors with his two young girls,” a GoFundMe page for the Beaudette family says.

He took the girls camping so his wife, a doctor, was able to study for an exam, according to reports. He worked as a scientist for a pharmaceutical company and he and his wife were about to move to the Bay Area.

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“And then it was all taken away, by a fatal gun shot in the middle of the night, in front of his two young daughters,” the GoFundMe page said. “Not a second goes by that we are not wrestling with the senselessness of this crime.”

Delegates said that they had no lead, no suspect and no motive, KCBS Los Angeles reported.

“We are working this as a homicide at this point,” Lt. Rodney Moore of the L. A. County Sheriff’s office told The Los Angeles Times. “We are gathering evidence … It will take some time.”

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The paper reported that the area where the shooting unfolded is visited by hikers and day-trippers.

The park was the setting for the TV series “M. A. S. H.,” and the film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and the original “Planet of the Apes,” according to the paper.

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