Metro Shooting Suspects Charged As Adults

2 Rockville teens accused of attempted murder

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    Jackie Bensen reports on a shooting outside the Rockville Metro Station Friday afternoon. (Published Friday, May 18, 2012)

    Police have released the identity of two teens who have been charged in connection with a shooting at the Rockville Metro Station Friday afternoon.

    Kevin Nguyen, 16, and 17-year-old Tavares Harris, both of Rockville, have been charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony, and first degree assault. They were ordered held without bond at a hearing Monday.

    Police said that both defendants will be charged as adults.

    A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were shot at around 2:30 p.m. Friday outside the pedestrian tunnel on the east side of the station, according to police. The boy appears to be the target of the shooter.

    The boy was struck at least once, police said. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

    The woman -- a bystander -- was grazed. A bullet cut her skirt as it grazed her leg, a witness told News4's Jackie Bensen.

    Police took one of the suspects, who was known to the 16-year-old victim, into custody at a nearby gas station eight minutes after the initial call and recovered a gun at that time, Bensen reported. The second juvenile was taken into custoday shortly afterward.

    Prosecutors believe Nguyen fired four shots. He allegedly targeted another teen because he heard that teen was planning to rob him. Harris is accused of supplying the gun.

    Montgomery County police are assisting Rockville police in the investigation.

    Metro spokesman Dan Stessel confirmed to the Associated Press that the shooting was on Metro property.

    Metrorail service was not affected.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more details as they become available.

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