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Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

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    This is a really horrifying story of senseless violence. I was reading about it on Twitter earlier and it seems like a New IRA gunman fired on Lyra and a crowd of other folks who were reporting on...

    This is a really horrifying story of senseless violence.

    I was reading about it on Twitter earlier and it seems like a New IRA gunman fired on Lyra and a crowd of other folks who were reporting on the riots in Londonderry. They were standing by a police Land Rover and Lyra just happened to be hit.

    I had not heard of her before, but by all accounts she was a hugely well regarded investigative journalist and a rising star in the industry. This is a complete tragedy.

    For anyone interested, this article of hers about growing up gay in Belfast "Letter to my 14 Year old Self" is worth checking out.

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