Second victim in Mount Dora convenience store shooting dies, suspect still sought

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — The second victim in Monday’s shooting at a Mount Dora convenience store has died, police said Thursday.

The case is now being investigated as a double homicide.

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Police said they responded to the T&N Market on North Grandview Street around 8:50 p.m. on Monday. When they arrived, they found a man and woman, identified as the owners of the store, inside with gunshot wounds.

The woman, identified by police as Minh “Tina” Nguyen, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male victim, Khiem “Ken” Ba Trinh, 56, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition and has since passed away, according to Mount Dora Police.

Police say the shooting appears to have been connected to a random robbery.

They’re still following up on leads in the case and are offering a $10,000 CRIMELINE reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Officials said they are working to identify the shooter through security camera footage captured on scene. Interim Police Chief Brett Meade said a person wearing all black is seen confronting one of the owners outside the store and then forcing him inside the store at gunpoint.

Police said they are looking for a male suspect with a thin build, wearing all black and a black hoodie.

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When they arrived, police said they found both owners of the store with several gunshot wounds behind the register.

Officials said the owners of the convenience store have been pillars of the community for decades.

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“This strikes at the heart of our community,” Meade said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Mount Dora police at 352-735-7130 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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