Two local businesses are left cleaning up damage after someone fired shots into their storefronts overnight.
According to police, the store fronts of “Fan Outfitters” and “Hollywood Nails” in the Tates Creek Centre were both struck overnight by bullets. A witness tells LEX 18 that she overheard multiple shots fired while stopping at the nearby Starbucks.
No one was injured in the shooting. Both businesses opened as usual Monday.
Kacie Mora has worked at nearby Tates Creek Animal Hospital for more than 10 years.
She loves her job, but is concerned about some frightening things that have happened in recent months. That includes robberies just last year at the Rite Aid and Kroger. She says in the parking lot there have been reported overdoses and break-ins.
“That’s why I’m happy I have a big ole German shepherd that walks outside with me because it is nerve-wracking,” said Mora.
That’s why when she saw news of stray bullets and shattered glass at two nearby businesses, it didn’t shock her as much as it would have five years ago. That lack of surprise is why Mora is talking with us.
She says the presence of security helps during the day. The hope is that by addressing crime, these situations won’t happen again.
“This isn’t something to bury your head. It’s we need to see what we can do, and open it up, and try to make it better,” said Mora.