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Teens face charges in stabbing shooting case

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two teenagers went before a judge Friday to face charges for a South Portland shooting and stabbing.

Essa Sayed of Portland and Zachary Swain of Cape Elizabeth, who are both 18, face numerous charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault. Police said the Wednesday night attack was the result of a botched drug deal.

Swain and Sayed were each charged with robbery, two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault and elevated assault.

Police said the two victims and two suspects met at Wainwright Recreation Complex around 11 p.m. Wednesday night to exchange what police called a small amount of marijuana. Police are expected to make more arrests as the investigation continues.

"We are looking for other participants that involved actually that were there to see what their involvement is," said Police Chief Ed Googins of the South Portland Police Department.

The stabbing victim remains at Maine Medical Center but is expected to survive.

Sayed and Swain in the meantime will be back in court on June 16.


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