Gunman opens fire in Oakdale; 9-year-old killed, two others wounded


Police in Oakdale arrested a gunman they say began firing randomly at passing vehicles Monday evening, killing a 9-year-old boy and wounding two other people.

The Pioneer Press reports the boy who was killed and his mother, who was wounded, staggered into a Rainbow Foods supermarket for help.

At least two vehicles sprayed with bullets sped into the parking lot of the grocery store seeking help.

The incident occurred near Hadley Ave. and Seventh St. in Oakdale. The suspect who was arrested, a 34-year-old man, lives nearby with his parents.

Police told the Star Tribune the suspect offered no resistance when he was arrested minutes after the incident was reported.

A witness, who lives across the street from the suspect's home, tells the Star Tribune that she heard at least 15 shots and described the shooter as "very nonchalant, just very calm."

Charges are expected Wednesday morning.

Family members identified the boy as Devin Aryal, a fourth-grader at Oakdale Elementary School.

A vigil is being held Tuesday night at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oakdale.

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