Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Two Maryland teen boys shoot and injure teen boy and girl

A Rockville, Maryland teen, Kevin Nguyen, age 16, pleaded guilty to shooting, along with an accomplice, Tavares Harris, 17, another teen boy and girl last May.

Their target, a 16-year old boy with whom they had a dispute, was shot at least once, but recovered.  An 18-year old girl, who was an innocent bystander, was also shot and wounded, but recovered.

From an article and news videos when the shooting happened:

Police arrested two Rockville boys, Kevin Q. Nguyen, 16, of the 300 block of North Van Buren Street, and Tavares D. Harris, 17, of the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive, and charged both with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy, assault and a weapons offense. Both are charged as adults. 
Police say they believe Nguyen was the shooter. Investigators believe that the shooting may have been motivated by an ongoing dispute or disagreement. 
Two people were shot outside the Rockville Metro Station Friday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy was shot at least once and is suffering from serious but non-life threatening wounds. 
An 18-year-old female was also shot and is suffering from non-life threatening wounds.
Police believe the boy was shot intentionally, but the 18-year-old appears to have been an innocent bystander.

Recent articles about the charges and court appearances of the shooter and accomplice HERE and HERE.

Nowhere is it indicated where Nguyen got the gun.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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