GARY — A man has been released from custody following a shooting involving him and two other men Saturday night in Gary's Dorie Miller housing complex, police said.

The man fatally shot Romeo J. Castro, 19, of Hammond, after Castro gunned down Freddie Veal during an apparent attempted robbery at Veal's home in the 2200 block of East 19th Place, officials said.

Gary police on Monday presented their investigation to the Lake County prosecutor's office, which declined to press charges against the man who killed Castro, police Lt. Thomas Pawlak said.

Police found Veal and Castro dead inside the home after responding there about 6:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting, officials said.

Witnesses told police Castro arrived at the home and was allowed entry. Once inside, Castro shot Veal and turned the gun on a second man, who also was visiting the home.

The second man shot Castro. A fourth person in the house at the time corroborated the man's story, Pawlak said.

Veal and Castro were each pronounced dead about 8:15 p.m. Saturday from gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide, according to the Lake County coroner's office. Veal's age was listed as unknown.

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