Cllr Cara McShane said:
“This was a brutal murder. It took place in a residential area of the town and at a time of the evening when people would still have been going about their daily business.
“The community here is shocked as well as angry and saddened at this tragic incident.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and to everyone who has been impacted.
“I would urge people who have information, to pass it on to the relevant authorities urgently.”