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The authorities search for clues in the fatal shooting at California camping

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

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The authorities in southern California on Monday are looking for a campsite for clues after a scientist was fatally shot in a tent with his two young daughters.

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.

Authorities said Beaudette was shot at least once in the upper torso, The Los Angeles Times reported.

His daughters, ages 2 and 4, were unharmed in the shooting that allegedly occurred at 4:45 pm

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

His family remembered him as a dedicated father, that “true joy in his life with his children.

“The grief and trauma that this damage has caused our family is indescribable,” the family’s statement read.

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.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report

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