Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley on the Laguna Woods Church Shooting

Orange County, CA (May 15, 2022) – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement today in response to the tragic shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods.

“Churches, supermarkets, and schools must remain safe community sanctuaries that are free from fear, not places for senseless violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the congregates of Geneva Presbyterian and Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, who experienced unspeakable horrors this afternoon in Laguna Woods. I applaud the immense bravery of the churchgoers who put themselves at risk to stop this murderer, but the responsibility to stop gun violence should not fall on everyday citizens. It is time for our leaders at all levels of government to address this threat.”

“I’m grateful that, in these times of crisis, our community leaders all come together and support those in need.”

A press conference by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department can be viewed at:


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley joined the Board of Supervisors in 2021. She serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.