REVERE (CBS) – A fight at a Revere house party led to a confrontation outside that ended with two men shot and a third facing a gun charge.
The Suffolk District Attorney’s Office reported that a 21-year-old man was kicked out of a high school graduation party on Oak Tree Lane after getting in a fight and returned to the scene with his 50-year-old stepfather and a female relative.
According to authorities, the two men are believed to have struck the house with rocks and baseball bats.
The owner of the home, Robert Distefano, 71, then allegedly came out of the house with a deceased family member’s handgun.
Officials said that when the two men approached Distefano he fired.
The 21-year-old suffered critical injuries but was expected to survive after surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, the DA’s office said.
The 50-year-old man was shot in the back and arm but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.
Distefano told WBZ NewRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe he felt badly about what happened but said he shot the two men because he was trying to protect his family.
Two front windows in the house were cracked and broken.
According to the DA’s office, based on a preliminary investigation Distefano will face no charges related to the actual shooting. He has only been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm within a home, which is a misdemeanor that carries no mandatory jail time.
Distefano will likely be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court.
Revere police and state police are investigating the incident.
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