2 are dead, 3 charged after Fitchburg fight

By John S. Forrester and John M. Guilfoil
Globe Correspondents / September 7, 2009

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A dispute over a parking space outside a house that hosted a party in Fitchburg erupted early yesterday into a violent confrontation that left two teenagers dead and two men arrested and charged with murder, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Another teen, who was wounded, also faces charges.

The wild scene unfolded around 4:30 a.m. outside an address on Mechanic Street where a resident said a loud party had been going on Saturday night.

The district attorney’s office identified the dead as Nelson Geraldino, 18, from stab wounds, and Pedro Genoa, 17, whose wounds included a gunshot to his abdomen. Both were from Fitchburg.

Genoa’s brother, Ronny Genoa, 18, suffered gunshot wounds and is under guard at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has been charged with assault with intent to murder and mayhem.

Two brothers who lived at the Mechanic Street home were arrested and charged with murder. Orville Carrion, 22, and Jose Carrion, 27, are being held without bail. Both had been treated and released for injuries suffered during the fight.

Neighbors described a chaotic scene with sounds of gunshots and people screaming.

One nearby resident, Jennifer Gilchrist, said she was awakened by screaming around 4:45 a.m. “All of a sudden I hear these kids screaming, ‘Don’t shoot me; don’t shoot me,’ and then I heard the gunfire,’’ Gilchrist said.

David Smith, 26, who lives on the second floor of the house where the party took place, said he, too, was awakened by gunfire and looked out a window to see a man chasing people and shooting.

“It was just a nightmare; everybody was screaming,’’ Smith said.