Two Teenagers Found Shot To Death In Montgomery Village

They were expected to graduate from high school on Tuesday.


MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) – 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.”


By The Associated Press