Accused Ped Mall shooter to be tried separately on gang activity charge

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- UPDATE:
A new ruling says Lamar Wilson, the man accused of shooting and killing another man on the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City, will be tried separately on his gang participation charge.

The judge said he would give the reasoning behind this in a subsequent ruling.

Wilson is set to go to trial on January 22.
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Prosecutors have charged the man accused of shooting three people on the Iowa City Ped Mall in August with gang activity.

Lamar Wilson also faces charges of first degree murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations. He plans to use Iowa's new "stand your ground law" in his defense.

The shooting happened in the early morning hours on August 27th. Police say Wilson killed one man and hurt two others. They also say it was not a random shooting but a dispute between two rival "groups."

Wilson's trial is scheduled for November seventh.