Rockville Teen Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Metro Shooting

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Kevin Nguyen, 17, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. (Credit: Montgomery County Police)

Kevin Nguyen, 17, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. (Credit: Montgomery County Police)

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) - A Rockville teen who faces up to 50 years for the near fatal shooting of two victims at the Rockville Metro Station in May plead guilty to attempted second-degree murder on Monday.

Kevin Nguyen, 17, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence in a Montgomery County courtroom Monday.

On May 18, earlier this year, a shooting occurred inside the pedestrian tunnel of Rockville Metro Station involving the shooting of Jared Cannon, 16, and Wasima Gary, 19. The victims were allegedly shot by Nguyen.

Cannon, an acquaintance of Nguyen, was the intended target in the shooting, while Gary was just an innocent bystander when a stray bullet grazed her.

The gun used in the attack was provided by Tavares Harris, who was later found guilty of first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

“Mr. Nguyen faces many years in prison because of the misguided glorification of the gangster lifestyle and for shooting at Mr. Jared Cannon and Ms. Wasima Gary, an innocent bystander,” said the State’s Attorney John McCarthy. “This verdict sends a strong message that gun violence will not be tolerated in our community.  If you belong to a gang and shoot a rival or anyone for that matter or provide the weapon, police will find you and we will put you behind bars.”

Nguyen now awaits sentencing.

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