Riots broke out in the Creggan area of Derry
A murder inquiry has been launched by the PSNI after a journalist was killed during riots in Derry last night.
A single gunman fired shots in a residential area in Creggan, killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee.
ACC Mark Hamilton says a murder inquiry has been launched & appeals to anyone with information to call police. A single gunman fired shots in a residential area and as result Ms McKee was wounded. Tragically she died from her injuries. pic.twitter.com/Y2CSmkPfl2
— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) 19 April 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: "The news from Derry is shocking and tragic.
"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lyra McKee today. I call on anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI.
"There is no justification for this tragic loss of life and I call on those intent on violence and disturbances to stop.