CALABASAS (CBSLA) — Concerns about a string of shootings at a popular camping and hiking spot were the topic of a public meeting in Calabasas this morning.
It comes nearly two months after a father was killed while camping with his daughters at Malibu Creek State Park.
All of the camp sites remain closed while deputies continue to look for the person who shot and killed 35-year-old Tristan Beaudette as he was camping with his children.
Since his shooting deputies confirmed there have been at least seven other shootings at the park over the last two years.
Lots of people are asking why they didn’t know about the shootings until Beaudette’s death.
“I was horrified at the fact that this has been going on and the fact that there have been other shootings in the area that we actually haven’t been notified about,” resident Molly Gilmore said.
Law enforcement officials and political leaders were on hand Sunday to allay the public’s concerns.
“We wanna see an uptick in rangers, we wanna see an update in CHP and a overall law enforcement presence out here that’s gonna make people feel like it’s safe to drive through these neighborhoods, that their kids are gonna be safe playing,” State Sen. Henry Stern told CBS2.
There is a $35,000 reward being offered for information leading to the suspects sought in Beaudette’s murder.