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Homeowner charged in Revere double shooting

A 77-year-old man is due in court Monday for unlawful possession of a gun after he allegedly shot two men who wielded bats after being kicked out of a party at his Revere home early Saturday.

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A 77-year-old man is due in court Monday for unlawful possession of a gun after he allegedly shot two men who wielded bats after being kicked out of a party at his Revere home early Saturday.

The victims, a 21-year-old man and his 50-year-old step father, were expected to survive after Robert Distefano shot them when they allegedly struck his Oak Tree Lane home with rocks and baseball bats, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.

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The handgun is believed to have belonged to a deceased family member. Distefano allegedly shot when the two men approached him.

The 21-year-old's injuries were considered critical. He underwent surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the DA's office.

The 50-year-old man was shot in the back and arm but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

A DA spokesman said Distefano was charged only with unlawful possession of a firearm within a home -- a misdemeanor with no mandatory jail time -- and not with any offenses stemming from the shooting itself.

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