Police in Northern Ireland has confirmed that the 29-year old woman who was shot during the riots was promising young journalist Lyra McKee.
Tributes have been pouring in for the investigative reporter, describing her as a 'beautiful soul' and a 'rising star' in the world of reporting.
Politicians from all sides are united in condemnation to the killing - and the police are appealing for calm as they continue the investigation into Lyra's killing.
One eyewitness, who hid behind a wall during the violence said: "I heard a pop pop pop of gunfire. People were screaming and wailing in hysterics."