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9-year-old shot, killed near Rainbow Foods in Oakdale; Gunman in custody

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    Tuesday, February 12 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-02-13 04:03:42 GMT
    Oakdale police said innocent people were targeted by 34-year-old Nhan Lap Tran in a "random" shooting Monday night near the Rainbow Foods grocery store. A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed.
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    Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:47 PM EST2013-02-12 22:47:25 GMT
    Devin Aryal, a fourth grader at Oakdale Elementary, was killed in Monday night's random shootings. His mother was shot while driving, then looked in her rear view mirror and saw her son slumped over.
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    Tuesday, February 12 2013 8:42 PM EST2013-02-13 01:42:34 GMT
    FOX 9 News has confirmed the identity of the third victim of the random shooting in Oakdale as 68-year-old Karen Knoblach.
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OAKDALE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Oakdale police said innocent people were targeted in a random shooting Monday night near the Rainbow Foods grocery store. A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot, and the child's mother and another adult were also injured.

A 34-year-old man was arrested a few blocks away and booked into the Washington County Jail for second-degree murder and second-degree assault. The gun and ammunition used in the shooting were also recovered.

Police said Tran fired multiple rounds at four vehicles, and had plenty of additional ammunition when he was arrested. At a Tuesday afternoon news conference, polic3 wouldn't discuss what Tran has told investigators since his arrest.

Police said Tran has lived in the area for several years. The handgun used in the shooting spears to be legal, and he has no police record and no prior contact with police.

UPDATE: Nhan Lap Tran identified as ‘random' Oakdale shooter
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/21136341/oakdale-shooting-random-nhan-lap-tran

"It's a horrible situation and certainly lends itself to the concern we have about gun control and all the other kinds of issues being addressed right now throughout the country," said Oakdale Police Chief Mike Sullivan.

Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack called this a "sad day" in his city and a "sad commentary on society as a whole."

Reports of the shooting first emerged at about 6 p.m. after bullets struck a woman's SUV and pierced her windshield. The bullets broke through the glass near the intersection of Hadley Avenue and 7th Street.

The driver of the SUV was not injured. Her husband told FOX 9 News she ducked as she saw the gunman aim at her windshield and open fire, adding that she "floored it" to get to safety.

Police say the mother of the 9-year-old who was killed had been driving when bullets burst in. She pulled into the Rainbow Foods parking lot seeking help.

Both of the surviving victims were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and are expected to recover.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church (6355 10th Street N.) is holding a community vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in response to the violence. The church is located just a half-mile from the scene of the shootings.

The vigil will be open to the entire community, with a special focus for children to express their grief as they mourn the loss of a fourth grade classmate.

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