POLICE have confirmed that the hand gun found in Derry last weekend was used in Lyra McKee’s murder
Detectives from the Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have confirmed that a gun, which police recovered during searches in Derry/Londonderry last weekend, is the gun that was used in her murder.
Lyra was shot dead by terrorists during disorder in Creggan on 18 April 2019.
One man has been charged with her murder and a second man has been charged with offences relating to the rioting that preceded it.
Confirming the link between Lyra’s murder and the recovery of the gun – a Hemmerli X-Esse pistol – the officer leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, from Serious Crime Branch, said:
“Examinations of the gun recovered in Ballymagroarty last weekend have now confirmed that this is the gun that killed Lyra McKee.
“Since 18 April last year, we have been collectively focused on seeking to bring to justice those who were involved in Lyra’s murder.