Montgomery Co. police investigate drowning in community pool

Montgomery County Police say a 15-year-old Rockville resident drowned late Saturday in a community pool.

The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. in a pool in the 600 block of Tegner Way, in the New Marks Commons area, Rockville. In a press release police said Hafis Kareem, 15, was part of a group of juveniles who entered the pool after closing. At some point, Kareem failed to resurface, police said.

Police say the juveniles called out to someone walking by, who called 911. Officers arrived and performed CPR until rescue crews arrived, and the teen was transported to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information may call 240-773-5070.

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