GUILTY MD - Shadi Najjar & Artem Ziberov, fatally shot, Montgomery Co., 5 June 2017

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    <snip> http://abcnews.go.com/US/maryland-teens-found-shot-dead-night-high-school/story?id=47870214

    The teens were to graduate today. Both sound extremely bright. Ziberov was a member of the National Honor Society.
     
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  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    Artem Ziberov (L) and Shadi Adi Najjar (R)

    <snip> http://www.fox5dc.com/news/259165191-story

    Sounds like someone was very angry at them. But, why? Was it a case of mistaken identity?

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.fb154b6fb47e

    Their poor families. :(
     
  4. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

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    I cannot image what the boy's families are going through and my heart is broken for them. I hope LE finds who killed them quickly so the families can at least have that even though I am sure it will be little comfort in comparison to their pain. This world just stinks sometimes.
     
  5. Spellbound

    Spellbound Double, double toil and trouble

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    Artem S. Ziberov (on Thursday would turn 19), and Shadi Adi Najjar, 17

    Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...hooting:homepage/story&utm_term=.41dc96d999c3

    Ziberov, an honors student headed to college to study international relations, was set to graduate Tuesday with his classmate, Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and the rest of the seniors of Northwest High School in Germantown, Md.

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    Ziberov and Najjar were killed Monday night in a fusillade of more than 22 shots fired as they sat in a car in a cul-de-sac in Montgomery Village.

    Najjar, who lived on Breezedale Lane in Germantown, was known as a bright student who challenged himself with calculus and a philosophy class at Montgomery College, where he planned on enrolling with an interest in the medical field.

    Ziberov, 18, of Flag Harbor Drive in Germantown, had a dry sense of humor, was fluent in three languages and was learning a fourth, Japanese. He was headed to the University of Maryland at College Park.

    Ziberov was an AP scholar with honors, a National Honor Society member and a President’s Education Award recipient. Naj*jar was listed as an AP scholar in the graduation booklet.

    [link has audio for the gunshots .... sooo many! :tears: ]

     
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    Spellbound Double, double toil and trouble

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    Spellbound Double, double toil and trouble

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    Family and Friends Mourn
    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/mar...nside-vehicle-in-montgomery-village/446144483

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    $10,000 reward offered
    http://wjla.com/news/local/police-2...e-a-vehicle-in-montgomery-co-residential-area

    Along the same block, Gordon Gipe&#8217;s home security system recorded audio of the staccato sound.

    &#8220;I heard fairly loud what I thought initially were firecrackers,&#8221; he says.
    Gipe went to bed, thinking nothing was seriously amiss.
    He didn&#8217;t realize until the next day, that he had recorded a series of gunshots.
     
  8. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    thanks to Elfie for posting this in breaking news and to SB for starting this thread. The Washington Post article in the first post is incredibly detailed and these young men sound amazing. So very very tragic...
     
  9. Indy Anna

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    Shadi's funeral was today.
    <snip> http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/259535775-story

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.97251a5e8f7e
     
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    Investigators are following up tips and leads in the case:

    <snip> http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/259535775-story

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.97251a5e8f7e
     
  11. elfie

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    Thank you so much Spellbound for providing the thread and gathering further coverage of this heartbreaking case. & Thank you AzPistonsGirl for your comments and your concern. I just hope that there will be a resolution and justice for these two bright young men who lost their lives in an exceptionally violent manner. My sympathies to their families and all of their friends.
     
  12. Razz

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    Here is a map where the shooting occurred:

    8200 Gallery Ct
    8200 Gallery Ct, Montgomery Village, MD 20886

    https://goo.gl/maps/tMgzZ4U4PPN2

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  13. TTF14

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    Hate crime??
     
  14. Razz

    Razz Well-Known Member

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    Or drugs?! Hate to say it but with cash in hand.......?!

    This is not to cast aspersions on these boys. Would it be totally unusual for them to experiment w/ drugs as a celebration?

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  15. Spellbound

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    Thank YOU for posting it in Breaking News or I may not have paid attention.

    I have seen no further news that a suspect or reason is known. The sound of all those shots was terrifying and intended to murder.
     
  16. elfie

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    I can't discount this off the cuff, but I think their reason (given to their parents) for leaving that evening was to sell extra tickets they had for the graduation. It was held at DAR Constitution Hall. So the cash could have been from the transaction. My inclination is that they were lured by the sale of the tickets.
     
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    Thank you Indy Anna for starting the thread. I see the two threads have been combined since you posted first. My original comments on the thread were posted before before this came about. Thank you TTF14 & Razz.
     
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    Yes.... thank you Indy Anna. I did search for a thread before I started one here, but did not find yours. glad they are combined now.
     
  19. Indy Anna

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    <snip> http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Chief-Police-Teens-Killed-Before-Graduation-427303963.html

    Video also at link.
     
  20. Indy Anna

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    This thought crossed my mind, but I don't know that there would be anything about them--just from looking at them--to suggest to a stranger that they are Muslim. At least, not from the pictures of the young men I've seen. Could be someone insanely jealous of them because of their achievements.

    IMO, this is likely. Wonder if the tickets they intended to sell are missing. Why would someone kill for graduation tickets? Just so they could re-sell them for more money? Seems like a risky business endeavor, especially the night before graduation. Might the killer(s) been present at the ceremony? Again, could have been a case of insane jealousy toward these 2 young men?
     
  21. Tippy Lynn

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    Was the HS they attended a private school,? I'm wondering if the kids that attend that school are known as "rich kids"? I didn't get that impression from anything that I've read, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
     

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