Four unidentified men shot Zakariye, 24, in the head and chest while he was eating dinner at a local restaurant in the Nasib Bundo neighborhood of Mogadishu, according to local residents and news reports.
Zakariye worked primarily as a freelance cameraman but had also contributed articles to the Kenya-based news website Somalia Report, according to Robert Young Pelton, a former editor for the website.
Zakariye is the son of Mohamed Mohamud Moallim, a veteran state radio journalist, local journalists told CPJ.
Police arrested three suspects in the murder, but no charges had been filed, local journalists told CPJ. The motive for the attack remained unclear.