Garda Technical Bureau members due at the scene of Buncrana murder

There is wide spread shock in Buncrana with the news that a man, thought to be from Derry, has been shot and killed in Lisfannon.

The incident happened at a house at Links View in Buncrana shortly before 9.30pm.

The man was pronounced dead around an hour later.

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau will visit the scene later  this morning.

Recently there was a suspicious fire in a house in the same development which is a quiet beachside row of fairly new houses. It is thought that the fire and last night’s shooting are connected.

A second scene has been preserved nearby at Fahan where a car was found burned out shortly after the shooting.

Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned the murder.

In a statement he said “There is shock tonight in the community on hearing the news of the murder of this young man in Buncrana. His life has now been cut short and a family has now been plunged into grief and despair.

People north and south have rejected these actions; they need to stop immediately.

I would appeal to anyone who noticed anything unusual or suspicious before or after the shooting to come forward to Gardaí immediately