LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell, Supervisor to the Second District, released the following statement in response to the murder of Sandra Shells, a healthcare worker and Second District constituent, that died on Sunday, January 16 from injuries she sustained after being attacked at a bus stop at Union Station:
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, and colleagues of Sandra Shells who mourn this unimaginable and tragic loss. Ms. Shells was a healthcare worker who served our community for 38 years at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. She dedicated her life to helping others. It is heartbreaking that she passed due to a violent attack while waiting for the bus. Nothing can justify the loss of Ms. Shells’s life. We must do everything in our power to prevent tragedies like this from reoccurring, this includes doubling our efforts as a County to provide a safe environment for Metro riders that is equipped to quickly respond with mental health access and other supportive services for our unhoused residents.
As Chair, I have requested that the County flags be hung at half-staff in honor of Sandra Shells on Monday January 24th.
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