A child, 10, was killed in a random shooting in Minn. on Monday night according to police. On Feb. 12, ABC News reported that a gunman opened fire, taking aim at random vehicles around 6:10 p.m. near a local grocery store. The gunman fired at a car carrying a mother and child. The mother was wounded and taken to a local hospital. Her child was killed.
"It's sick. What can you say when a 9-year-old or 10-year-old is killed? ... People are devastated that this could happen in our city," said Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack.
The child, 10, killed in the random shooting has not been named. Police have identified a possible suspect as a 33-year-old man. He was taken in to custody and was being questioned. According to police, there are no other suspects. They believe that they caught their criminal and have encouraged the public to go about their normal routines and not worry.
"It appears to be entirely random. At this time it appears he was randomly shooting at vehicles," said Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan. This is now the latest incident involving gun violence that will give more strength to those people who are calling for stricter gun laws and government-enforced gun control.
The child, 10, killed in this random shooting suffered the consequence of someone's idea of having fun. The child's mother is expected to be okay.
© Effie Orfanides 2013