Funeral is Monday for boy fatally shot at nail salon

Mass for Aaron Vu to be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church

Author: Ross Palombo, Reporter, rpalombo@Local10.com
Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Dec 01 2013 06:51:35 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 02 2013 10:52:28 AM EST
Aaron Vu
MIAMI -

A funeral will be held today for a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot a his family's nail salon last Friday.

Services for Aaron Vu began this Sunday with visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Northwest Baptist Church on Northwest 136th Street and 9th Avenue in Miami.

Many attended the visitation, some of which who did not know the family, but wanted to show support.

The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Mark's Catholic Church on Flamingo Road in Southwest Ranches, followed by the burial at Hollywood Memorial Gardens.

Vu's mother, Lynn Vu, returned to the scene where her son was killed, first overcome with pain and sorrow, but then overwhelmed by public love and support.

"Brought a lot of comfort and solace for her," said Vu's great aunt, Thi Pham.

Police arrested and charged one of the men, 19-year-old Anthawn Ragan, who stormed into Nail Hong-Kong, but authorities said his masked partner is still on the loose.

Family and friends lifted lights and voices Friday night, hoping to blind out the sorrow, hoping to illuminate the whereabouts of the second suspect.

"Just continue to help as much as they can," said Pham.