There may have been more unbiased witnesses to the shooting, or something we didn't see. As for being on the news, people get arrested for attempted murder every day and don't make it to the news, especially in a neighborhood like that (Cambridge/Twain area). Just because the shooter decides to say it was self defense doesn't mean it actually was. In any case, unless it is clear 100% self defense, I'm not surprised that he would be arrested and later not charged, since there was probable cause to arrest him.
I have to think that a shooting over PING PONG of all things would make it to the news. Otherwise what point is there in having a free press, or the internet?
I don't remember the shooter saying it was self defense per se
, that is just the inference we can make from 'they kept punching me and wouldn't leave'.
I am not surprised at the arrest either, gun vs repeated face punches, but I am surprised that there is no internet news record of a ping pong shooting.