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Mother identifies 9-year-old boy randomly shot in Oakdale, Minn.

OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) -- A 9-year-old Oakdale boy who was shot and killed while riding in a minivan has been identified by his mother. Melissa Aryal says she picked up her son, Devin, from daycare Monday evening and was heading home when she heard ...

OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) - A 9-year-old Oakdale boy who was shot and killed while riding in a minivan has been identified by his mother.

Melissa Aryal says she picked up her son, Devin, from daycare Monday evening and was heading home when she heard a noise that sounded like something under the hood. Aryal pulled up to a stop sign, and was hit in the arm by a bullet.

She drove to the parking lot of a nearby Rainbow Foods and noticed Devin was bent over, also shot. She says she held him until an ambulance arrived, but he died of his injuries.

Police arrested a 34-year-old man Oakdale man. Authorities say he randomly fired at passing vehicles Monday evening. A motive hasn’t been released.

A woman in another vehicle was also injured.

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