Two men are in custody and a third is in critical but stable condition after a physical confrontation at a Winthrop party ended in an overnight shooting, Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Andrew Guilfoyle, 31, and Jared Damelio, 28, have both been charged with assault and battery witha dangerous weapon and are expected to be arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.
The victim, a 27-year-old Stoneham man, is being treated after surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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preliminary evidence suggests the victim was involved in a fistfight at a Revere Street party Saturday night. The man left the party and returned shortly after midnight.
When a second fight broke out, Damelio alledgedly struck the victim in the head with a baton and encouraged Guilfoyle to "get the gun". Guilfoyle then alledgedly retrieved a rifle, which he owns legally.
Guilfoyle allegedly fired the rifle once at the victim, striking him in the abdomen.
Police recovered the rifle at the scene.
Police are still scene investigating.