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A 29 Year Old Journalist Has Been Shot Dead In Derry

Georgie Crawford
Georgie Crawford

06:37 19 Apr 2019


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Police in Derry think dissident republican terrorists were behind the death of a journalist during rioting last night.

29-year-old Lyra McKee died in the Creggan estate.

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It happened as police came under attack.

A number of shots were fired and petrol bombs thrown.

The PSNI have confirmed that a 29 year old woman who was injured later died.

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".

UUP leader Robin Swann said news of the death was "devastating"

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O'Neill condemned the "senseless loss of life".

She 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.

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