ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s press conference on the tragic shooting at Cook’s Corner.
“My heart goes out to the loved ones of John Leehey, as well as the victims of this senseless act of gun violence. I encourage anyone who was at Cook’s Corner during the mass shooting to contact the Sheriff’s Department Commander at (714) 647-7000 to assist with the investigation.
“I remain grateful to our county mental health professionals who arrived on the scene and provided support to more than 30 witnesses. Those struggling from this tragedy and in need of mental health services can call OC Links at (855) 625-4657 to speak with a mental health professional. This free service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“Orange County has now seen 9 mass shootings in our backyard, 4 of which are related to intimate partner violence. California’s gun safety laws work to keep weapons out of bad hands. Now, we must enforce these laws and make sure those committing domestic abuses do not own or access guns.
“No one should fear attending community events, going to church, going to school, or going to spaghetti night. I remain committed to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure our community remains a safe place to work, live, and play.”
Members of the media can view yesterday’s Orange County Sheriff’s Department press conference here.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.
Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Law Library Board of Trustees, Orange County Housing Finance Trust Chair, Local Agency Formation Commission (alt), Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and OC Public Libraries Advisory Board.