UPDATE, AUG. 25, 12:04 P.M.: The deceased have been identified as Polly Chao Yau, 64, and her son Ryan CJ Yau, 27.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 25, 8:05 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department believes a male shot and killed his mother and then himself Wednesday afternoon.
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Commander Mike Hallinan revealed yesterday that a death investigation was under way at a residence on Hexham in the Turtle Rock community, where shortly after 12:30 p.m. arriving officers found a male and female dead from gunshot wounds.
This morning, Hallinan disclosed that it appears the male shot his mother and then turned the handgun on himself, adding that the weapon was recovered close to the shooting scene.
The pair's ages and identities will be released later by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner’s Office, Hallinan said.
Police are investigating what led up to the shooting and ask anyone with any information to contact Detective Gavin Hudson at (949) 724-7168 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.