Shooting outside of Bucks County bar leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

Officers believe a fight may have led to the deadly violence.

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Shooting outside of Bucks County bar leaves 2 dead, 1 injured
Police are investigating a deadly triple shooting in Upper Southampton late Friday night.

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Police in Bucks County are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and one injured.

Investigators say it happened in the parking lot of Steam Pub in Upper Southampton Township at the intersection of Second Street Pike and Knowles Avenue around 11:30 Friday night.

Police say they got multiple 911 calls about a shooting and one of the callers identified himself as the shooter.

The Bucks County coroner identified the victims as 28-year-old Ray Farrell and 30-year-old Steve Panebianco.

Friends and family of the victims say they need answers about what happened.

"I'm going to miss watching them grow, watching them grow to the men that they are because it's been non-stop," said Michael Maranon, a friend of the victims.

Fighting back tears, Maranon spoke about the two victims who he said are some of his best friends.

He said Farrell has a young son and Panebianco was celebrating getting a new job.

"Ray was a terrific father, family man, an honest worker. Steve -- the same thing," said Justin Jordan, Farrell's brother. "We were actually going to stay in last night and go to his son's soccer game this morning. That was the plan."

Police say a third person, a 24-year-old, was also shot and taken to the hospital.

Friends and family came back to the scene Saturday in disbelief. Police have not said what led to the shooting, but are hoping surveillance video will help.

"That's going to be part of the investigation. We are thoroughly looking through all the locations that would have possible video surveillance," said Chief Dominic Varacallo from Upper Southampton Police Department.

People who loved Farrell and Panebianco said they need more answers.

"I have a nephew now that doesn't have a father. He has parents now that don't have a son. That shouldn't be like that," said Maranon

Investigators say the shooter has been identified and is cooperating. Police have not arrested or charged the person at this time.