Police: 2 Shot Dead In Irvine Home, Suspect In Custody

IRVINE (CBSLA.com) – Police say two adults were shot dead in an Irvine home Tuesday afternoon and a suspect is under arrest in the case.

Nolan Pillay, 37, was arrested in connection with a fatal double-shooting at a home in Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 31, 2017. (Irvine Police Department)

Nolan Pillay, age 37.                             (Credit: Irvine Police Department)

The shooting occurred at approximately 1 p.m. at a home in a cul-de-sac in the 1400 block of Crystal Circle. Officers arrived to find the victims dead at the scene. According to Irvine police, the two victims were residents of the home.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Nolan Pillay, was arrested at the scene. Pillay is related to the victims and Irvine police described the shooting as a “family violence incident.” A motive was not disclosed. The names of the victims were not released.

A neighbor told CBS2 the home where the bodies were found was occupied by a man and his two sons.

“They’ve lived there for about 15 years,” neighbor Joyce Dale said. “It’s a father with his two adult sons.”

Immediately following the shooting, nearby Greentree Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown.

Homicide detectives remained at the home Tuesday evening conducting their investigation. Anyone with information on the shooting should call Irvine police Detective Jason Renshaw at 949-724-7244.

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