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Oakdale man charged in shooting that killed boy
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder in a shooting spree that left a 9-year-old Oakdale boy dead and two others injured.

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Washington County prosecutors charged Nhan Lap Tran of Oakdale with six counts Wednesday.

Authorities say Tran shot at passing cars Monday evening, seemingly at random. Nine-year-old Devin Aryal was shot in the head and died.

The criminal complaint gives no motive. But it does say Tran was found with a 9mm handgun, and several live rounds of ammunition stuffed into his jacket pocket, a backpack and a fanny pack.

The complaint says Tran admitted he shot at vehicles, and that he reloaded at least once so he could keep firing.

He was assigned a public defender, who declined comment because she had no paperwork on the case.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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