Published Friday, 11 October 2013
Police have appealed for 58-year-old Kieran McLaughlin to contact them. (© PSNI)
Barry McCrory, 35, was killed in a top-floor flat above a city centre cafe on Shipquay Street in the city on Thursday morning in what the PSNI described as a "brutal execution".
Police have issued a picture of a man in his late 50s they wish to speak with in connection with their investigation.
Kieran McLaughlin, 58, is described as being 5'7" tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and grey hair.
He is believed to be wearing dark-coloured clothing.
Police have warned the public not to approach him. They have asked anyone who may know his whereabouts to contact them immediately.
Investigating officers have also appealed to Mr McLaughlin to contact them immediately.
Earlier Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison said: "Shipquay Street is a busy and popular part of the city and at that time of the day there will have been residents going about their daily lives, people on their way to work and tourists walking around or out shopping."
"I am confident that someone will have seen the shooter enter or exit the flat."
"Barry's killer needs to be found and dealt with by the courts and his family deserve answers."
Police have taken the step of warning the public about a man they wish to speak with in connection with the murder of Barry McCrory in the Shipquay Street area of Derry.
The attack occurred hours after the PSNI launched a separate murder inquiry into the discovery of a man's body in a lake at Alexandra Park in north Belfast on Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Kearney, 46, was also shot.
Mr McCrory was gunned down, while his partner was in another room. Mr Kearney is believed to have been shot dead while walking his dogs.
Dissident republicans have been blamed for the two shootings.
Reacting to the murders, Mr Baggott 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."
Mr Baggott said two major investigation teams are leading the inquiries into the murders.
A two minute silence was held in the Guildhall Square on Friday at 11am to show a rejection of violence and solidarity with the McCrory family.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police.
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