Hundreds honor Oakdale boy killed in random shooting

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Family and friends gathered at a local pizza shop in Oakdale on Saturday to help raise money for Devin Aryal's family, according to local media reports. The fourth grader was randomly shot and killed while riding in his mother’s car in February.

"Just a way to honor him. He was a remarkable boy, he had the biggest heart, he was loving, he was caring, he was just 9 years old, he was a baby," Missy Aryal, Devin's mom, told KSTP. "He was good at math and science and he liked learning something new. He was very inquisitive."

Nhan Tran, 34, is accused of randomly shooting at passing cars in Oakdale. He faces six felony charges, including second-degree murder, for allegedly killing Devin and injuring the young boy's mom and another woman.

“I don’t want him to be locked up in a hospital or nothing,” Missy told WCCO. “I want him to be accountable for what he did.”

Last month, a mental health evaluation ruled Tran incompetent to stand trial. A second competency review by another psychologist is expected by early May.

Donations to the Aryal family can be made at any U.S. Bank to the Devin Aryal Memorial Fund.

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