Lyra McKee shot dead during riot - P.S.N.I. treating killing as 'terrorist incident'

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A 29 year-old woman who was shot dead during a riot in a Northern Ireland housing estate on Thursday evening has been named.

Lyra McKee, 29, was a well known investigative journalist and had recently moved to Derry from Belfast.

The incident occurred in the Creggan estate in Londonderry.

P.S.N.I. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: “Sadly I can confirm that following shots being fired tonight in Creggan, a 29 year old woman has been killed.

"We are treating this as a terrorist incident and we have launched a murder enquiry.”

Lyra McKee.

Lyra McKee.

An image from the scene of the riot close to where the woman was shot dead.

An image from the scene of the riot close to where the woman was shot dead.