Mt. Washington community showing support for Donut King owner after shooting
Police say Simon Yeung was shot in the head twice early Wednesday morning after parking behind his business.
MT. WASHINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) - Support is pouring in from the community after the owner of a popular Mt. Washington business was shot in the head.
People piled in into Maggie Mae's Cafe on Friday after the restaurant's owner promised to send all cash tips to the victim's family.
Police say Simon Yeung, the owner of Donut King, was shot in the head twice early Wednesday morning after parking behind his business.
"He's been here for 17 years, a hard working guy going in at midnight every night, and for something like this to happen, it's deeply affected the community," said Jordan Hughes, the owner of Maggie Mae's Cafe.
Yeung has been recovering at University Hospital and family members tell us he still isn't awake. The donut shop has been closed since the shooting.
"As a small business, your sole source of income is based on how hard you work and how many people are coming through the door," Hughes said. "So if your store front is closed, you're not only worrying about your family member in the hospital, but where that money is going to come from."
WDRB has learned that students at Bullitt East High School have also been asking for donations to help the family. The school's principal says they raised around $3,000 at their Halloween in the Halls event Thursday night.
"It's just senseless and heartbreaking, something like this has happened out here," Tracy Sanders, a Donut King customer, said about the shooting. "To that family ... they're such good people."
Flowers now sit in front of Donut King's doors, and people have been taping notes and cards to the windows. The community wants Yeung to get better, and they want to know why this happened.
Investigators say it doesn't look like anything was taken from the shop and they won't comment on a possible motive. Police have released surveillance video of what's believed to be a Ford Focus in the area around when the shooting happened. No arrests have been made.
"I just hope that this stuff will be resolved properly, and I hope that the person who did this is found and held to justice," Hughes said.
Maggie Mae's Cafe will also be donating cash tips to the family on Saturday. And a friend of the Yeung family has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money.
In addition, Bullitt County Jailer Martha Knox and Vickie Huffman have established a bank account to benefit the Young family.
Donations may be made at Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington under “Donut King family account.”
Knox and Huffman are also organizing a benefit auction for the Yeung family. They seek donations of gift cards, gift baskets and other items.
The auction is scheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 at First Baptist Church, 320 N. Bardstown Rorad, in Mt. Washington.
Anyone who wants to donate items for the auction may call Knox at (502) 396-2975.
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