98 Degrees is going one step further to help an employee who was shot near Lachey’s sports bar in Cincinnati.
Elizabeth “Ellie” Richardson, 27, was shot in the face on Thanksgiving while walking across the street near the sports bar, Cincinnati Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Steve Saunders, told ABC News.
Richardson, who has a 3-year-old child, was hospitalized with serious injuries, according to a fundraising website for the newly engaged woman. She suffered injuries to her face and jaw but was in stable condition.
Nick and Drew Lachey, two of the group’s members, opened the bar in 2015.
The band announced Friday that it would pause its “At Christmas” tour to host a charity concert to benefit Richardson.
“Cincinnati — This city has a special place in our hearts, which is why we’ve added another show to support a member of our community. We hope you’ll join us on Dec 15th at Aronoff Center. Tix are on sale now & ALL proceeds go directly to Ellie’s recovery,” the band said in a tweet.
Cincinnati— This city has a special place in our hearts, which is why we’ve added another show to support a member of our community. We hope you’ll join us on Dec 15th at Aronoff Center. Tix are on sale now & ALL proceeds go directly to Ellie’s recovery. https://t.co/fPXPdJa0Ir pic.twitter.com/NSt9xM1b1t
— 98 Degrees (@98official) December 1, 2017
Nick, 44, and Drew Lachey, 41, also posted a video encouraging their fans to buy tickets to the benefit concert. Nick Lachey called Richardson “an overall incredible person.”
Added his brother, “We’d love to see you there and thank you for the support.”
This comes after Nick Lachey pleaded with the public to help find the man who perpetrated the crime. Saunders told ABC News today that Cincinnati Police are still looking for the suspect, a man in his 20s with gold-rimmed glasses and a beard.
“Our investigators feel that they are making progress in this investigation and they are determined to bring this case to a resolution,” he added.