30/10/2013

Remembering Greysteel

A memorial service is to be held in Greysteel, County L'Derry this evening, to remember eight people who were murdered in a bar during a UFF gun attack in 1993.

A gang of men entered the Rising Sun bar and opened fire at Halloween twenty years ago, killing eight innocent people.

It was reported at the time that the gunmen shouted 'trick or treat' before opening fire, leading some to believe it was part of a Halloween prank.
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A total of 19 people were shot by the men, who were armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9mm pistol.

The youngest of the victims was Karen Thompson, aged 19 from Limavady. She and her 20-year-old boyfriend, Steven Mullan from Greysteel, were both murdered.

The only other woman to be killed was 59-year-old Moira Duddy, a married mother-of-six.

The oldest of the victims was 81-year-old James Moore, whose son owned the bar.

The service will be held at the Star of the Sea church in Greysteel at 19:30 this evening.

(IT/CD)

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