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Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown St. Louis Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown St. Louis
Bouquets of flowers and a beer were left on the steps of Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant in memory of late co-owner Pat McVey who was shot and killed while driving on I-55 in St. Louis. Bouquets of flowers and a beer were left on the steps of Maggie O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant in memory of late co-owner Pat McVey who was shot and killed while driving on I-55 in St. Louis.
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

The owner of an Irish bar in downtown St. Louis was found fatally shot inside a car on I-55 in South City Wednesday.

Around 5:50 p.m. a person driving southbound on I-55 near Loughborough called police and said a male victim was fatally shot inside a car on the side of the highway.

The victim's family later identified him as Pat McVey, the owner of Maggie O'Brien's near Union Station.

Don Brown has known McVey 25 years and told News 4, "I can't say enough good things about Pat. He's always been a great guy, he runs a heck of a business and he's going to be missed."

Police said the investigation revealed McVey was driving southbound on I-55 when an unknown person shot him around 2:30. 

All lanes of southbound I-55 were closed for several hours but they have since re-opened.

A reward of up to $15,000 is being offered with $5,000 coming from Crimestoppers, $5,000 from an anonymous donor and an additional $5,000 being offered by family and friends for information leading to the arrest of the subject(s) responsible.  Tips must be called or emailed directly into the Crimestoppers tip hotline or through their free app to be eligible for the reward. All calls into Crimestoppers are completely anonymous.

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