Kevan Tran, the owner of Penn Lake Roast Beef, is recovering in the hospital after being shot by a gunman in an attempted robbery last week.
What happened: Tran was reportedly closing his store in Penn Avenue South in Bloomington, Minnesota last Tuesday when an unidentified gunman confronted him in a robbery and fired shots at him, according to CBS Minnesota.
- Tran ran to a nearby liquor store to ask for help after sustaining gunshot wounds in the hand and abdomen.
- Tran told the employees there were two men who went inside his restaurant through the backdoor.
- Employees of the liquor store immediately called 911 and transported Tran, who was in critical condition, to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).
- Tran came to America in 1988 to escape the Vietnam War and to have a better life, according to his niece Quach.
- Upon arriving in the U.S., Tran worked for Wally’s Roast Beef in Bloomington for more than 20 years before he started his own business.
The aftermath: Tran’s family members have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help him in his recovery.
- Tran was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of HCMC on June 20 but was put on bed rest as his liver injury is still healing.
- The GoFundMe’s $20,000 goal was reached in less than 24 hours of its posting, according to Fox9.
- The crowdfunding campaign has raised over $46,000 as of this writing.
Feature Image Screenshot via WCCO – CBS Minnesota