A WOMAN has been shot dead in Londonderry, according to reports.
The victim, 29 died after shots were fired in Londonderry, with police in Northern Ireland treating the death as a “terrorist incident”.
Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder inquiry after the death in the Creggan area of the city amid unrest on Thursday evening.
Petrol bombs were thrown and images from the scene show vehicles alight and others burnt out.
Assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said a murder inquiry had been launched after the death.
He said: “Sadly I can confirm that following shots being fired tonight in Creggan, a 29-year-old woman has been killed.
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster tweeted: “Heartbreaking news. A senseless act. A family has been torn apart.
“Those who brought guns onto our streets in the 70s, 80s & 90s were wrong. It is equally wrong in 2019.