(SOURCE) Police in Miami are on the hunt of two thugs who shot dead a 10-year-old boy and wounded his father during a nail salon robbery.
The victim, Aaron Vu, was at his parents’ business, Hong Kong Nail Salon at 14832 Northwest 7th Avenue with his father, 42-year-old Hai Nam Vu, at around 7.30pm Friday when two armed men burst through the front door and opened fire.
The intruders were caught on a surveillance camera entering the business with their guns drawn and then fleeing, but not before spraying the inside of the store with bullets.
Aaron and his father were flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the 10-year-old was pronounced dead from his injuries a short time later, the station WSVN reported.
According to investigators, the unidentified gunmen, one of whom was wearing a mask, got away with customers’ purses, cell phones and an unspecified sum of cash.
They took off in an unknown direction in a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck, police told NBC Miami.
Aaron Vu’s fifth-grade classmate, Paul Namphy, said his friend was outgoing and loved making everyone laugh, including his teachers.
Deadly heist: The Friday night robbery happened at the popular Hong Kong Nail Salon at 14832 Northwest 7th Avenue
Heartless thugs: A surveillance cameras captured the moment two men burst through the front door of the business with their guns drawn and opened fire