When the police arrived at the scene they found two dead people and arrested a 37-year old man, Nolan Pascal Pillay, in connection with the shooting.
A “soft lockdown” was ordered at Greentree Elementary while the police investigated. That meant that all of the classroom doors and the exterior building doors entering the school were locked.
The police also closed off the entrance to the cul-de-sac in question.
Arlyn Pillay ran an art gallery in Tustin called Ogre Shop. He grew up in Durban, South Africa, and moved to America with his family at the age of 9. He spent most of his life in Irvine, California and graduated from high school in 1999. After graduating from Irvine High School he attended Cal State Fullerton for one year and then transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He majored in illustration with a concentration as a gallery artist. With a disciplined work ethic, he won many scholarships at Art Center that earned him a full scholarship towards his tuition. In the summer of 2003, Arlyn graduated from Art Center and then began to teach art at a local private art school as well as work on various freelance projects for companies and participate in group art gallery exhibitions.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover the Pillay’s funeral expenses and to keep their shops open.