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Vigil held for shooting victim

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Feb 13, 2013 at 7:06 am

OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) Dozens of mourners gathered at an Oakdale church to remember a 9-year-old boy struck and killed by gunfire in an apparent random shooting.

Children made posters to express their sorrow over losing fourth-grader Devin Aryal. One read ``Devin we miss your kindness.''

The Rev. John Stiles told about 250 people gathered for a vigil at Holy Cross Lutheran Church Tuesday night that while many seek answers for the loss of the young boy, there isn't a good answer, but that they should know they are not alone.

The church isn't far from where Devin was fatally shot Monday night as a gunman fired at passing vehicles. Devin's mother and another motorist were injured by gunfire.

A memorial fund for Devin's family has been set up at U.S. Bank in Oakdale.

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