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Northern Ireland police release two teenagers in the killing of Lyra McKee

April 22, 2019 World 3 Views Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. April 21, 2019, 09:59 GMT By Tim Stelloh Authorities in Northern Ireland released two teenagers arrested in connection with last week's lethal shot by journalist Lyra McKee, police said Sunday. The two unidentified men, 1 8 and 19, were born without charge after the arrest on Saturday, police said in Northern Ireland in a statement. [19659007] Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy asked for witnesses with mobile phone photos to come forward and said in the statement: "I know there will be some who know what happened but are afraid to come forward, but if you have information, no matter how small , please contact the detectives. " McKee, 29, had reported a riot in Londonderry on Thursday when she died. Journalist and author Lyra McKee on May 19, 2017. Jess Lowe / via AFP – Getty Images Authorities have described death as a "terrorist act" and said that a dissident paramilitary group called the New Irish Republican Army was probably responsible. The group has rejected the 1998 peace agreement between Britain and Ireland which ended decades of deadly violence under "The Troubles." McKee, who appeared in a 2014 essay on her struggle that raised homosexuals in Belfast, is described by a colleague as "rising star". Her first book, "Lost Boys" would be published next year. Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News, based in California. Source link

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Authorities in Northern Ireland released two teenagers arrested in connection with last week’s lethal shot by journalist Lyra McKee, police said Sunday.

The two unidentified men, 1

8 and 19, were born without charge after the arrest on Saturday, police said in Northern Ireland in a statement. [19659007] Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy asked for witnesses with mobile phone photos to come forward and said in the statement: “I know there will be some who know what happened but are afraid to come forward, but if you have information, no matter how small , please contact the detectives. ”

McKee, 29, had reported a riot in Londonderry on Thursday when she died.

Journalist and author Lyra McKee on May 19, 2017. Jess Lowe / via AFP – Getty Images

Authorities have described death as a “terrorist act” and said that a dissident paramilitary group called the New Irish Republican Army was probably responsible.

The group has rejected the 1998 peace agreement between Britain and Ireland which ended decades of deadly violence under “The Troubles.”

McKee, who appeared in a 2014 essay on her struggle that raised homosexuals in Belfast, is described by a colleague as “rising star”. Her first book, “Lost Boys” would be published next year.


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