2 found dead in Irvine identified as mother, son

A law enforcement official stands on the driveway of a home in Irvine's Turtle Rock Community on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

Two people found dead in an Irvine home Wednesday have been identified as a mother and son, police said.

Evidence at the scene suggests that the son shot his mother, and then turned the gun on himself, Irvine police said in a press statement released on Wednesday.

Police were called to the home on Hexham in the Turtle Rock community around midday Wednesday following a report of two people down.

Detectives said they found a handgun at the scene.

What led to the shooting remains under investigation. If you have any relevant information about this incident, you're urged to contact Detective Gavin Hudson at (949) 724-7168.
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