Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s office issued this press release in the wake of the senseless killing of Nia Wilson and the slashing of her sister at MacArthur BART Station, Sunday.
Office of Mayor Schaaf
Statement from Mayor Schaaf Regarding Homicide at MacArthur BART Station
Oakland, CA (July 23, 2018) – Mayor Libby Schaaf issued the following statement today regarding the murder last night inside the MacArthur BART station:
“The senseless and violent stabbing of two young women on a BART train platform last night has shaken our community. Every parent who saw the father of Nia Wilson grieve for his daughter is heartbroken by this horrific act.
“BART is the lead agency that will conduct this investigation. OPD has been in constant contact with BART Police, is already providing support on this investigation, and has considerable resources available to further assist in identifying and apprehending the person or people responsible for this attack.
“At this time, we know of no known motive for this crime.
“We all mourn in this moment and we will all work together to bring justice for Nia, her sister and their family. Please follow @SFBART on twitter for further updates.”
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