Vigil Held for Slain 9-Year Old Boy
OAKDALE (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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