Nashua man recovering after fight
The condition of a Nashua U.S. Marine reservist who was transported to a Boston hospital late Saturday night with a head injury sustained in a fight at a house party in Salem has improved, investigating police officials said. Darin Schiavone, 20, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where he was transported after police found him lying in the street in front of a Salem residence where he had been attending a party, said New Hampshire Sr. Assistant Attorney General Michael Delaney.Salem police responded to the residence at 28 Kim Road at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call from the residence reporting that someone had been injured in a fight, Delaney said. Upon arrival, police found numerous young adults standing in front of the residence and Schiavone lying on the ground with obvious trauma to his head, Delaney said. “He had a very serious head injury,” Delaney said. Delaney could not say whether Schiavone was conscious when he was found, nor if it appeared a weapon had caused his injuries. Schiavone was transported to the Boston hospital where his condition remained critical for next two days, Delaney said. Officials at the attorney general’s office are assisting Salem police who are investigating incident and no charges have been filed in connection apparent beating, Delaney said. He said Salem police, with the assistance of Derry police, have conducted numerous interviews with witnesses who were at the party. The State Police Major Crime Unit conducted a crime scene investigation at the residence all day Sunday, Delaney said. Schiavone is an employee at the Ground Round restaurant in Nashua and a student at Hesser College, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office. Schiavone’s father, Larry Schiavone, declined to be interviewed adding that police had requested the family not speak to the press. In an earlier report from The Eagle-Tribune, Schiavone said his son was a native of Lawrence, Mass., and played hockey while attending Assumption College in Worcester prior to enlisting in the Marine Reserves. A manager at the Ground Round described Schiavone as a “good kid,” but declined any further comment. The majority of the attendees at the party were young adults from surrounding communities and not juveniles, Delaney said. Delaney declined to say whether more than one person appeared to be involved in the attack against Schiavone. The investigation centers on witness statements and evidence collected at the residence, he said. “We are going to complete the interview process and review the physical evidence and then sit down and discuss whether charges will be brought,” Delaney said. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Salem Police Department at 893-1911.