The Vietnamese-American store owner of Penn Lake Roast Beef in Bloomington, Minnesota was shot during a robbery attempt at his restaurant. According to CBS Minnesota, Kevan Tran was shot in his upper torso and hand. Police are looking for two persons of interest. The picture below was taken from a surveillance video from a nearby business right before the robbery
The shooting occurred on Tuesday, June 16th when Tran was closing his restaurant up for the night. Two suspects entered the store from the back and confronted Tran. It is unclear who did the shooting at this time but Tran was hit and fled. He went to a nearby liquor store and told the employee that he had been shot. The employee called 911. Tran was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Kevan Tran immigrated from Vietnam to America in 1988. For more than twenty years he worked at Wally’s Roast Beef restaurant before starting his own sandwich shop, Penn Lake Roast Beef.
Tran’s niece, Jackie Quach has set up a Gofundme to help Tran pay for his medical and restaurant bills. He is currently out of ICU in Hennepin County Medical Center.
“On behalf of my family, we are so thankful for everyone’s continued support,” Quach wrote. “We appreciate people stopping by the restaurant go drop off cards and flowers. Please continue keep praying for his recovery.”
Police are asking the public for help in identifying the two persons of interest.