Police: Child, 10, killed in random Minn. shooting

3:44 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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OAKDALE, Minn. -- Police in Oakdale, Minn., have a man in custody after a gunman apparently firing randomly at vehicles killed a 10-year-old, wounded the child's mother and a woman in another car.

Oakdale's police chief says authorities don't believe there are any other suspects in Monday evening's shootings. 

KMSP-TV reports several bursts of gunfire erupted Monday night near a Rainbow Foods store in the eastern Twin Cities suburb.

Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan says the gunman fired at a car carrying the 10-year-old and the child's mother. Sullivan says the child died and the mother was wounded in the arm.

A woman in another car was struck and wounded in the hand.

The police chief tells the Associated Press a 33-year-old man is in custody and is being questioned by investigators. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the man lives in the neighborhood.

Associated Press

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