OTHELLO – This week, in response to an increase in violent crime throughout the Rainier Valley, a local neighborhood group is planning a march and rally at Othello Station.
“The violence in our neighborhood continues,” wrote Nhan Thai in an email to the community. “From street robberies with guns to home invasions while people are at home.”
This month, two people have been killed and at least two others seriously injured in numerous unrelated shootings. There have also been stabbings, carjackings, armed robberies, assaults and home invasions.
The New Holly Pedestrian Safety Team is organizing the event this Fri., Feb. 3, starting at the New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave. S.) at 6 pm.
The event is planned for about an hour and will end at Othello Station.
“We are inviting other neighborhoods and organizations to join us in our effort,” said Thai. “No one person, group of neighbors, or organization can do this alone. This is the time to re-energize to make our streets safe for our families and neighbors.”