La Crosse, WI (KROC-AM News)- A recent court ruling has ordered a drive-by shooting case against a Rochester man to move forward. 

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31-year-old Deandrew S. Grant is accused of wounding seven people while carrying out a drive-by shooting in downtown La Crosse this past June. He’s charged with 29 felony counts including six attempted murder counts. 

During his most recent appearance in La Crosse County Court a judge ruled Grant competent to stand trial. The court record indicates Grant’s attorney was not present at the hearing, which prompted the judge to give Grant until Dec. 13 to speak with his representation to decide how to proceed. 

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The criminal complaint in the case says security camera footage in the 100 block of 3rd St. South, an area of La Crosse populated  by several bars and restaurants, captured Grant and another man appearing to engage in a fight outside of a downtown bar. Grant is seen fleeing the area on foot. 

100 block of 3rd St. South in La Crosse. Google
100 block of 3rd St. South in La Crosse. Google
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Moments later, a black SUV, later determined to have been driven by Grant, is seen driving the wrong way on the one way street and windows of surrounding bars and restaurants are seen being broken out by apparent gunfire, the complaint says. 

Grant Complaint. La Crosse County Court
Grant Complaint. La Crosse County Court
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An investigator spoke with six of the victims, all of whom appeared to have been bystanders to the shooting and altercation based on statements given to law enforcement listed in court documents. 

Grant complaint. La Crosse County Court
Grant complaint. La Crosse County Court
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Four of the victims were hit by gunshots while they were inside of a pizza restaurant. One of the victims was at a neighboring bar and restaurant and one victim was on the sidewalk at the time of the gunfire. Police observed pooling blood in the area of the shooting along with broken out windows and bullet holes in a nearby vehicle and building, the complaint says. 

Investigators tracked Grant’s movements through surveillance cameras. He is seen abandoning the vehicle he was driving in a downtown alleyway then throwing a gun that was later recovered on a roof. The gun had rounds inside that matched shell casings found at the scene, the court document says. 

Grant was apprehended without incident near the La Crosse Juvenile Detention Center about six hours after the shooting. He admitted to being involved in a downtown incident in which people got hurt but declined to answer any questions, according to the charges.  

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