Owner of Mt. Washington donut shop showing signs of improvement after shooting

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local donut shop where the owner was shot in the head re-opened Tuesday morning.

Donut King in Mount Washington opened at 7 a.m., but the store posted on Facebook that it had to close early after quickly running out of donuts.

"19 years that we are open, never sold out in two hours," Jennifer Yeung said. Her father owns the store.

Customers continued to flock to the store looking for a donut well after the doors closed. 

 "I kind of thought that would happen, I told my daughter they're probably not going to have anything left," Customer Julie Exley said. 

It's hard to believe Simon Yeung made 60 pounds of donuts early Tuesday morning, when just a few months ago he was in a hospital bed. Yeung was shot twice in the head behind his store last October. His family says the shooting caused him to lose his sight in one eye.

"Today I'm good," Simon Yeung said. "I'm feeling okay. I'm happy today."

Donut King has been closed since the shooting. So far, police have not arrested anyone in the case. New Washington police would not comment on the case Tuesday, beyond saying there are no new updates. 

The Yeung family was overwhelmed by the community support. 

"Thank you for the community for continuing to support us and dad also is saying thanks as well that's why he wants to continue making donuts for everybody," Jennifer Yeung said.

Donut King will re-open Wednesday morning at 5:30 a.m. 

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