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Police: 2 Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

2 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, June 07 2017 Jun 7, 2017 June 07, 2017 2:39 PM June 07, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - Two male teens are dead after police found them shot in a car in Maryland the night before their high school graduation.

Montgomery County police identified the teens Tuesday as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov.

Northwest High School Principal Jimmy D'Andrea says in a message to the community the Germantown teens scheduled to graduate Tuesday were "excellent students who had a positive impact on those around them."

Police answered a report of shots fired Monday night in a residential neighborhood in Montgomery Village and found the two with gunshot wounds in the car. Both died. Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report.

Capt. Paul Starks says investigators are still gathering information. The county saw 15 homicides last year. He says "two at once is shocking and tragic."

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