ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 5:33 p.m.) We’re still waiting for new details from investigators concerning the death of Patrick McVey, owner of Maggie O’Brien’s restaurant near Union Station.

Police are labelling McVey’s death a homicide, but are so far releasing few other details about what led to the 57-year-old’s shooting death Wednesday afternoon.

He was driving south on Interstate 55 around 2:30 p.m. when it happened, investigators believe, even though it wasn’t until three hours later that a Missouri Department of Transportation worker discovered McVey slumped behind the wheel.

Police do say that it appears McVey was targeted, and his car was struck by several bullets.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

A man found shot to death in his car on Interstate 55 near Loughborough Avenue late Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

Victim Pat McVey was the owner of the popular Maggie O’Brien’s Restaurant & Irish Pub.

A man called shortly before 6 p.m. to report McVey, with at least one gunshot wound, dead in his vehicle on the side of the road.

The shooting congested traffic on I-55 during rush hour, leading earlier reports to believe there was a car accident.

Maggie O’Brien’s was closed following news of McVey’s death, much to to the disappointment of Blues fans leaving last night’s game. McVey spoke with KMOX earlier this year to say the bar relies on crowds from Blues games for good business.

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Comments (4)
  1. Omar Hossin says:

    Probably road rage, black thug shooting at white man in retaliation for the shooting in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood in Chicago or someone just out to shoot someone.

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