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Two Germantown brothers are behind bars facing attempted murder charges in a Gaithersburg shooting last weekend.

On Monday, police announced that they had arrested Abdelrahman Abdou, 18, and his 20-year-old brother Abdullah, both of Panthers Ridge Drive.

The shooting took place on Saturday at around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found one victim on the 7700 block of Prince Hall Court, and another in a the parking lot of the Giant grocery store on Flower Hill Way.

Rescue personnel took the victims - two men, according to police - to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to a statement issued by Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly, police believe the shooting took place near Washington Grove Lane and Mineral Springs Drive. Police have not yet disclosed what they believe prompted the shooting.

The brothers have each been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of assault, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment. The maximum penalties for the crimes is life in prison.

Both men are being held without bond.

Lawyers for the brothers were not listed online.

sjbsmith@gazette.net