10-year-old boy killed in Miami nail salon robbery

Aaron Vu was at his parents' nail salon when he was shot and killed by armed robbers.

Tragic news out of Miami, where a young boy and died Friday night after he and his father were shot during a robbery at their nail salon: Miami-Dade Police search for killers of 10-year-old boy in nail salon robbery

10-year-old Aaron Vu was at his parents' nail salon when two armed men burst in, demanded money, and then opened fire before fleeing. Aaron was killed, and his father, 42-year-old Hai Nam Vu, was critically wounded.

Security video caught the two men entering the salon, guns drawn. The video clearly shows the face of one of the gunman, while the other has a red shirt draped around his head like a ski mask. They reportedly got away in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Here's the security footage:

The video shows the two men striding aggressively into the shop, guns drawn. They disappear from the frame, then reappear as they leave the shop — one of them now carrying what appears to be a woman’s purse.

Though Zabaleta said the gunmen “clearly had robbery on their minds” as they entered the store, he declined to describe exactly what took place or what — if anything — triggered the shooting.

But he did say they sped away from the salon in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. “There was a lot of traffic along there, and somebody had to have seen that truck going out of there at a high rate of speed,” Zabaleta said. “And somebody has to recognize the photo of the one gunman. It’s an incredibly clear image.”
Officers canvassed the neighborhood Saturday evening, passing out flyers and asking the public for information.

Police have posted a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information about the shooting can call CrimeStoppers, 305-471-TIPS (8477) or 866-471-8477.

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