Murder Suspects of the Female Journalist in Londonderry Taken in Custody

Updated On 21 Apr, 2019 Published On

Two suspects have been taken into custody by the police of Northern Ireland in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee on 18th April 2019.

The suspects are two males of ages 18 and 19, respectively, and were arrested under the terrorism act, according to CNN.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland informed on Saturday that these men have been stranded and taken to a police station in central Belfast.

Investigators are looking further into whether the two men acted on their accord or under the influence of others.

Jason Murphy, Detective Superintendent of the Northern Ireland Police informed the media,

I've just come from a very difficult meeting with Lyra McKee's family and her partner and, as you can imagine, they are absolutely devastated,

He further added,

Lyra's family have a lot of questions, and I answered as many for them as I can at this stage but I need more help from the community to answer all their questions and to bring those who killed Lyra to justice.

Authorities believe journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot in the Creggan area of Londonderry on April 18, was murdered by terrorists.

Murphy stated on Saturday that believes the attackers are "members of the new IRA."

Police Authorities are now calling for anyone who was within the premises of the shooting, where McKee was shot, to provide relevant evidence, if any.