Owner of Lower Burrell pub shot, killed outside of business; suspect in custody

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. — The owner of Mogie’s Irish Pub in Lower Burrell was shot and killed outside of the business Thursday morning.

It happened around 9 a.m. outside of the pub, which is located at the intersection of Wildlife Lodge and Leechburg Roads.

The owner, David Magill, was rushed to the hospital but died when he arrived.

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A suspect is in custody. The Westmoreland County District Attorney said that within minutes of the shooting, Nathan Salem, 45, arrived at Lower Burrell City Hall and admitted he was involved in a shooting.

Salem allegedly admitted to killing Magill and told investigators he had two guns in his truck with expanding rounds that would go through a bulletproof vest.

Police found multiple bullet strikes on the driver’s side door of Magill’s vehicle and an apparent bullet hole in the window of the restaurant.

Salem is charged with criminal homicide.

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