The fatal shooting of a man at a campground in Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas has lead to the closure of at least 60 state-owned campsites in the park Saturday as sheriff’s detectives search for whoever shot him.
The man died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at 4:45 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His name was withheld, pending notification of kin.
The victim was shot once in the upper chest, according to homicide detectives.
“It appears that the victim was camping at the site with family members,” according to the sheriff’s department.
No one else was injured, and no arrests were reported. The man reportedly was accompanied by his daughters, ages 2 and 4.
A motive for the shooting is unknown.
“The campground will be closed through Thursday, June 28,” Tony Hoffman with California State Parks told NBC4. “We will evaluate daily whether we can re-open sooner of if the closure has to continue past June 28.”
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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