Community rallies around Mt. Washington shop owner, shot in the head

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A beloved store owner is recovering from a shooting as police search for the person who pulled the trigger. It happened at the Donut King on Highway 44 in Mount Washington, early Wednesday morning.

On the front door of the store people say opens every day a closed sign was posted Thursday.

"We just want him to get better. That’s all we want," Marilyn Young, who works at the store next door, said.

The sign doesn't give a reason, but most who live in the small community of Mt. Washington know what happened.

"Because it happened here, because things like this don't happen here, like I said it’s a very quiet town," Young said.

Police said the Donut King's owner, Simon Yeung, was working in the shop early Wednesday morning. They said he was alone when someone shot him twice in the head. He was rushed to University Hospital, where he is still recovering.

"At this time we're unknown of the motive," Detective Sergeant Dan Kelty with the Mt. Washington Police said.

They don't know why the person did what they did, but police said they may have a lead as to who was involved.

On Wednesday police distributed surveillance video of a car with two people inside that may be connected and asked for the public's help identifying them.

Meanwhile, community members are stepping up to show support, leaving flowers and notes at the shop's door step and sending prayers through social media.

One nearby restaurant even donated cash tips to the family to make up for lost business while their father recovers. Maggie Mae’s on Bardstown Road plans to donate all cash tips made on Friday and Saturday to the family.

"He’s very loved by this community, him and his wife. The whole family in fact," Young said.

Police are still looking for information about the crime. To report tips call (502) 538-8143.


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