10-Year-Old Boy Dead, Adult Injured After Shooting: Miami-Dade Police

Detectives handed out flyers Saturday in the hopes of finding the two men responsible for an armed robbery at a nail salon that left a 10-year-old dead and his father injured.


The suspects broke into a nail salon at 14832 Northwest 7th Ave. and fired shots, investigators said. They fled in an unknown direction in a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck, police added.

A couple dozen police officers were on the scene Friday night.

The two victims who were struck were taken to a nearby hospital, where 10-year-old Aaron Vu (right) was pronounced dead, police said.

"It's sad, tragic, that the child was in the business at the time the crime occurred," Miami-Dade Police Spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said. "It's senseless for an innocent 10-year-old to lose his life."

The boy's father, 42-year-old Hai Vu, remains at the hospital. Business records show the elder Vu is the owner of the nail salon.

A client stopped by Saturday to leave flowers and a teddy bear at a makeshift memorial for Aaron Vu. She did not want to be named, but describe the boy as "helpful and kind."

"He was sweet," she said.

Police were searching for the gunmen, pictured below. One was wearing a beanie, a black shirt and blue jeans and the other was wearing a black jacket and a red shirt over his face, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477). Police will reward anyone with information that leads to an arrest up to $3,000.

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