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A man who shot three people, killing two, after they attacked him outside a Philadelphia area bar will not face charges, a new report says.

Officials said last week that Liam Hughes acted in self defense when he shot three men who attacked him in the parking lot of the Steam Pub in the northern Philly suburb of Upper Southampton.

“Self-defense played a critical role,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said, according to The Baze. “Use of deadly force by Liam Hughes was justified as the circumstances were such that he reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to protect himself against death or serious bodily injury and because the circumstances were such that he was unable to safely retreat.”

Investigators found that the attackers were also inside the bar when Hughes was there, but there is no evidence that he and the three men interacted at all inside.

Hughes was set upon by Raymond Farrell, 28, and Steven Panebianco, 30, and Michael Michell, 24, when he left the bar. He drew his legally carried firearm and killed the first two men on the spot.

The third, Michell, was charged with simple assault for the attack on Hughes.

A third man, 24-year-old Richard Bowman, was also wounded when he intervened to stop the fight, but was accidentally hit by one of Hughes’ rounds.

Bowman is not being charged and Hughes is also not being charged for shooting Bowman.

Reportedly, the three men had left the bar before Hughes and when Hughes came out, at least one of the men was leaning on Hughes’ car. When Hughes, a military reservist, asked the three to vacate the area near his car, they became belligerent and started attacking him. Hughes was struck a number of times before pulling his weapon from inside his car.

After the shooting, Hughes called 911 and then stayed on the scene until the police and other first responders arrived. Police interviewed Hughes, tested his blood, and released him. Officials noted that Hughes was not intoxicated.

Hughes suffered a bloody nose, a split lip, and multiple bruises and contusions.

It’s all just another example of the legitimate and moral use of a gun, the sort of incident that the lying media and their left-wing minders constantly claim never happens.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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