Lyra McKee

The 29 – year-old freelance journalist and author was shot dead while she was covering the riots at the Creggan housing estate in the city of Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland.

The riots took place in the run-up to the Easter weekend, which also marks the anniversary of a 1916 uprising against British rule. According to media reports, Lyra McKee was killed after a gunman appeared and fired shots towards the police position near which she was standing.