29-Year-Old Journalist Shot Dead

29-Year-Old Journalist Shot Dead In Derry

Elaine Stenson
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Police in Derry think dissident republican terrorists were behind the murder of a journalist during rioting in the city last night.

29-year-old Lyra McKee was shot dead in the Creggan estate.

The violence began after police conducted raids on a number of houses in the area.

Police came under attack – with a number of shots being fired and petrol bombs thrown.

The PSNI have confirmed that a 29-year-old woman who was injured later died and a murder investigation has been launched.

They’re treating it as a terrorist incident and have blamed dissident republicans.

Politicians from across the political spectrum in the North have been reacting.

DUP leader Arlene Foster called it a “senseless act” – while UUP leader Robin Swann said news of the death was “devastating”

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill condemned the “senseless loss of life” and said it wasn’t just a tragedy for the family but an attack on all of the people of the community, the peace process and an attack on the Good Friday agreement.