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PSNI seeks help in catching killers of men in Derry and Belfast

The two men were killed in the past number of days in separate attacks.

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THE PSNI IS working to catch the killers of two men who were shot in Derry and Belfast in the past number of days.

One man, Kevin Kearney, was found in a lake in Alexandra Park in North Belfast yesterday. The 46-year-old had been shot bringing his daughter to school.

In a separate incident today, a man, named as Barry McRory, was shot dead in Derry city centre on Shipquay St. Dissident Republicans are being blamed for his murder.

This evening, PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott expressed his sympathies to the families of Kevin Kearney and Barry McCrory.

He said:

The families and members of the public have my assurance that the Police Service of Northern Ireland will do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice. Today we have two families who are suffering the loss of loved ones who were brutally murdered.

Constable Baggott said that there are two major investigation teams currently working on both of these murders.

The most important thing is for people to put their trust in the police and provide any information that will help us to catch the killers.

He asked anyone who has any information to contact police at either Musgrave or Strand Road on 0845 600 8000.

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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