David Magill Death – A man has died following a deadly shooting that happened today Thursday morning, the 21st of December 2023 outside a bar in Lower Burrell. The victim has been identified as David Magill, the father of Patrick Magill. According to reports, Mogie’s Irish Pub owner David Magill passed away from injuries sustained in the shooting.
The shooting occurred
The shooting occurred just after 9 a.m. outside a well-known bar situated at the intersection of Leechburg and Wildlife Lodge roads. Greg Mellish, a mechanic working at Morabito Motors across the street from the bar, was the initial responder. Upon hearing gunshots, the 30-year-old Leechburg resident rushed outside to investigate.
Mellish observed a silver Ford Ranger pickup speeding away down Leechburg Road. He immediately ran to the Mogie’s parking lot and initiated CPR on Magill. “What I did was no different than what anyone else would do,” Mellish said.
Authorities at scene
A large police presence is at the scene. Burrell School District’s Bon Air Elementary, just down the road from the bar and restaurant, was briefly locked down but that was lifted after police confirmed the gunman was in custody.
David Magill’s cause of death
He was confirmed dead through a Facebook post from his son, Patrick Magill. The owner of Mogie’s Irish Pub in Lower Burrell was shot and killed outside the business Thursday morning. Magill was pronounced dead at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison.
Mellish reported making a 911 call at 9:08 am. Burrell School District Resource Officer Rob Acquaviva subsequently arrived and performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. Meanwhile, Evelyn Leezer of Lower Burrell, who was at a gas station across Leechburg Road, heard the gunfire.
“I heard ‘pop, pop’ and I immediately looked across the street. I saw a little, silver truck and a (man) leaning out the passenger window shooting.” Leezer said she couldn’t see the victim because her view was blocked by the truck and some bushes along the road. “My eye was on that gun and he was just firing. He shot, probably like six times.” She said the incident shook her.
David Magill obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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