Safety on the trails and in local schools was the topic in a Maple Valley town meeting that took place January 31st at the Lake Wilderness Lodge. The meeting was called in response to a shooting that took place on the Lake Wilderness Trail in which a man and woman were injured.
It was reported that both shooting victims have been released from the hospital and the shooter was still in custody.
The room was packed with concerned local citizens. Maple Valley Police Chief Michelle Bennett conducted the meeting, which included law enforcement officers who were experts at dealing with gang activity and drug enforcement. The Tahoma Assistant Superintendent also spoke on how area schools were dealing with potential problems.