Keith McGrellis said: “I am disgusted at the actions of those behind this brutal and callous murder. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man whose life was so cruelly ended. This barbaric murder has sent shockwaves through the whole community and those behind this must be brought swiftly to justice. The community has nothing but utter contempt for those who carry out acts of this nature.
“The utter disregard shown by those who fired shots in two bookmakers is also horrific and my thoughts are with staff and anyone else in these premises at the time. Derry is a very vibrant and exciting city – the actions of a few individuals cannot and must not be allowed to undermine the city through despicable acts of this nature.
“I appeal to anyone who has any information which could assist the police in their investigations into any of these incidents to contact them as a matter of urgency as they have a duty to help catch those involved.”