Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan has been killed in a shooting in Irvine, California.Police discovered Quan's lifeless body alongside that of her fiancé Keith Lawrence's on Sunday, February 3, writes ABC affiliate KABC.
At 9:10 p.m., someone walking by the vehicle parked on the top floor of a garage complex noted the couple's remains lying in the vehicle. Police were called in at 2100 block of Scholarship and identified the victims.
"They saw a subject slumped over in a car and called the police. When we arrived we found that there were actually two subjects in the vehicle and that they were deceased," Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen says in a statement.
27-year-old Lawrence and 28-year-old Quan were residents of the apartment building that housed the parking structure.
It has been established that there is no indication of a murder-suicide taking place, and police are treating the case as a double homicide.
"We've been having some smash-and-grab break-ins for about two years. [...] My car got broken into, my wife's car got broken into," neighbor Nick Chapman recalls.
So far, the motive for the shooting remains unknown, as officials have found no evidence of robbery taking place.
"We're definitely going to watch over our shoulder a little bit more. [...] You certainly don't want to have to be concerned for safety where you live," Chapman explains.
"It goes to show you it can happen anywhere," adds resident Dan Roseman.
Cal State Fullerton have put out a release expressing their condolences for the family of their co-worker.
"The loss of any member of the Titan family causes our community great grief, but the loss of one of our own under these circumstances is indeed tragic and heart wrenching. [...] We hope that Monica's family and friends will feel and be comforted by our support during this difficult time," notes chief communications officer Jeffrey D. Cook.