Shooter acted in 'self-defense' in triple shooting that killed 2 outside Bucks County bar, police say

A night out ended in tragedy for one Bucks County community after shots rang out just feet outside a neighborhood bar Friday night.

Police responded to several calls for a shooting in the parking lot of Steam Pub on Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton around 11:30 p.m. 

The shooter was one of the callers, and remained on scene until police arrived, according to the DA's office.

Two killed in triple shooting in Bucks County.

Two men were found dead on the scene. A third victim, a 24-year-old man, was also struck in the shooting, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The victims have been identified as 30-year-old Steven A. Panebianoc, of Bensalem; and 28-year-old Raymond A. Farrell, of Philadelphia, according to the coroner's office.


A gun was recovered, and the shooter, who is cooperating with police, has reportedly been identified. 

Upper Southampton Police Chief Dominic Veracallo tells FOX 29 during the investigation it was shown the 21-year-old shooter, who has a valid gun permit, acted in self-defense. Police say they don’t expect charges to be filed at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing as detectives secure surveillance video from area businesses.