Source: Miami Herald
Predicting that they’ll kill again, Miami-Dade police on Saturday blanketed the neighborhood with photos of two gunmen who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy as his mother and father watched during the brazen robbery of their nail salon on a busy thoroughfare .
“They obviously didn’t think twice about taking a human life, and they’ll do it again,” said Miami-Dade detective Alvaro Zabaleta. “This is not the time for a code of silence. This is not the time to worry about snitching.”
Though it didn’t capture the shooting itself, a video security system recorded the two men bursting into Hong Kong Nails salon at 14832 NW Seventh Ave. Friday night, pistols already drawn.
Moments later, young Aaron Vu was dead and his father, 42-year-old Hai Nam Vu, was critically wounded. Hai Nam Vu and his wife Lynn own the salon, and workers at neighboring stores say the boy often hung out there with his parents.
“I saw the boy over there with his dad all the time,” said an employee at nearby barber shop. “He was a cute little guy.”
Though the crime took place around 7:35 p.m., near closing time, several customers — police wouldn’t say how many — were inside the small salon and saw everything that happened. So did Vu’s wife.