Two teens arrested after killing Northern Irish journalist

Irish woman shot dead in possible ‘terrorist’ event: Police

Belfast-born McKee, 29, had posted an image from the riots, accompanied by the words “Derry tonight. Absolute madness.” Images of the unrest on social media showed a car and van ablaze and hooded individuals throwing petrol bombs and fireworks at police vehicles.

Police chief Mark Hamilton said Friday “a single gunman fired shots in a residential area of the city and as a result wounded Ms McKee”. Some officials blamed Thursday’s unrest on the “New IRA”, a republican paramilitary group opposed to the shift towards non-violent tactics to bring about a united Ireland.

The Saoradh party denies being the political wing of the New IRA (Irish Republican Army. Saoradh said Friday that “heavily armed” police went in to Creggan “to attack republicans in advance of upcoming Easter Rising Commemorations”.

“The inevitable reaction to such an incursion was resistance from the youth of Creggan,” added the statement.