Two arrested over Lyra McKee murder

Two teenagers have been arrested by police in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland.

The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and have been taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

An outpouring of tributes to the 29-year-old was led by her partner, Sara Canning, who said Ms McKee's "amazing potential was snuffed out by this single barbaric act".

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Armed police at the scene of unrest in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Heavilly armed police guard a crime scene during unrest in the Creggan area of Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 19: Police attend the scene of a shooting in which a journalist was killed, on Fanad Drive on April 19, 2019 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Journalist and Author Lyra McKee was killed in a 'terror incident' while reporting from the scene of rioting in Derry's Creggan neighbourhood after police raided properties in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh area on the night of Thursday 18th April 2019. Reports say that she was killed as shots were fired from a single gun. Lyra McKee was well known for covering the lasting trauma and the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 19: Police attend the scene of a shooting in which a journalist was killed, on Fanad Drive on April 19, 2019 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Journalist and Author Lyra McKee was killed in a 'terror incident' while reporting from the scene of rioting in Derry's Creggan neighbourhood after police raided properties in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh area on the night of Thursday 18th April 2019. Reports say that she was killed as shots were fired from a single gun. Lyra McKee was well known for covering the lasting trauma and the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 19: Police attend the scene of a shooting in which a journalist was killed, on Fanad Drive on April 19, 2019 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Journalist and Author Lyra McKee was killed in a 'terror incident' while reporting from the scene of rioting in Derry's Creggan neighbourhood after police raided properties in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh area on the night of Thursday 18th April 2019. Reports say that she was killed as shots were fired from a single gun. Lyra McKee was well known for covering the lasting trauma and the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 19: Police attend the scene of a shooting in which a journalist was killed, on Fanad Drive on April 19, 2019 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Journalist and Author Lyra McKee was killed in a 'terror incident' while reporting from the scene of rioting in Derry's Creggan neighbourhood after police raided properties in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh area on the night of Thursday 18th April 2019. Reports say that she was killed as shots were fired from a single gun. Lyra McKee was well known for covering the lasting trauma and the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Corbis via Getty Images)
Police conduct a crime scene search after shots where fired in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
The scene of unrest in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A hijacked car explodes after being set on fire in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A PSNI officer conducts a search after shots where reportedly fired in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Hijacked vehicles on fire in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
hijacked vehicles one fire in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Armed police in Creggan, Londonderry after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A burning car in Creggan, Londonderry after petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Armed police in Creggan, Londonderry after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Armed police in Creggan, Londonderry after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Armed police in Creggan, Londonderry after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A burning car in Creggan, Londonderry after petrol bombs were thrown at police. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Detectives hunting the gunman have released footage of the shooting in the hope the community can help trace her killers.

The published author, from Belfast, was shot in the head by suspects who police believe were dissident republicans linked to the New IRA, as they clashed with police on the Creggan estate in Londonderry on Thursday night.

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