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Police: 2 Teens Found Dead In Car In Md. The Night Before Graduation

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (WJZ/AP) — Two teenage boys were found dead in a car on a residential street in Montgomery County Monday night.

County police said in a statement that a 911 caller reported the sound of shots fired in Montgomery Village on Monday night.

Responding officers found two people with apparent gunshot wounds in a car. Police say both died on the scene.

They were identified Tuesday morning as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar, of Breezedale Lane in Germantown, and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov, of Flag Harbor Drive in Germantown.

Both were set to graduate from Northwest High School this afternoon.

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 are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the major crimes division at 240-773-5070.

Capt. Paul Starks says the county saw 15 homicides last year. He says “two at once is shocking and tragic.”

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