Loved ones say fatal shooting outside Bucks County pub could have been prevented

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (CBS) – A shooting at a Bucks County pub left two men dead and one person injured, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said Saturday. Both men, a 28-year-old and a 30-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 28-year-old was identified as Raymond Farrell of Philadelphia, and officials identified the 30-year-old as Steven Panebianco of Bensalem.

Police say a third victim, a 24-year-old, was also shot. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday outside the Steam Pub on Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton Township.

Police say the shooter was one of several people who called 911 and stayed at the scene until police arrived. He has been identified and is cooperating with the police.

The Steam Pub is closed on Saturday night and a sign on the door says it won’t reopen until Wednesday.

And on Saturday night, flowers were placed in the parking lot where the shooting happened.

What was supposed to be a fun Friday night — turned into a deadly altercation in the parking lot.

CBS3 spoke with family and friends of the two men who were killed. Farrell was the father and the guys grew up together.

It’s still unclear what that argument was about, and their loved ones say all of this could have been prevented.

“Everybody’s really confused about the situation and really just torn apart,” said Justin Jordan, Farrell’s brother. “I mean, they certainly didn’t deserve that.”

Jordan said he was supposed to be at the pub too but changed plans.

“Life is no longer valued, life is just too precious,” said Michael Maranon, a friend of the victims. “You took a father, a brother, a son.”

Police said a gun was found in the parking lot.

No charges have been announced.

Police are now reviewing surveillance video to piece together this investigation.

While the shooter has been identified and is cooperating, police are asking anyone with information to contact the Upper Southampton Township Police Department at (215) 364-5000, ext. 115.

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