Penn Lake Roast Beef proprietor in Bloomington in Vital Situation after being shot lifeless in an tried theft – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – was quiet on Wednesday at a normally busy sandwich shop on Penn Avenue. The closed doors are lined with signs of love and support.

“He’s a hardworking person and he’s always at the restaurant,” said Jackie Quach.

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Kevan Tran owns Penn Lake Roast Beef in . He was about to close for the night on Tuesday when said he was confronted and shot dead in an attempted robbery by an armed man.

“We are traumatized that someone would attack our uncle,” said Quach, Trans niece.

Quach says he was shot in the hand and in the stomach.

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A worker at a nearby liquor store said WCCO Tran ran to her store after the shooting and said, “I was shot.” He told her that two people had come in through the back of the restaurant. Another liquor store employee called 911.

Quach said Tran came to America from Vietnam in 1988. He worked at Wally’s Roast Beef in Bloomington for more than two decades before deciding to open his own restaurant.

“They immigrated from Vietnam to escape the Vietnam War and live a better life,” she said.

Quach says she is grateful for the community support.

Tran has been taken to HCMC where he is in critical condition.

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