Unidentified gunmen shot Universal TV reporter Mohamed
Mohamud, 26, outside of his home on October 22, 2013, in Wadajir district of
the capital, Mogadishu, local journalists told CPJ. He was shot six times in
the neck, chest, and shoulder as he drove to work, the journalists said. Mohamed,
also known as “Tima’ade,” died of internal bleeding around 10:30 p.m on October
Mohamed was an
outspoken reporter who often covered social and security issues in Mogadishu,
local journalists said. It’s not clear who carried out the attack, although a Twitter
account claiming to represent the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab claimed
responsibility for the shooting. Local journalists could not pinpoint one
particular report by the U.K.-based, privately owned broadcaster that may have led
to the attack, but said Mohamed had received text message threats in the past
by suspected Al-Shabaab militiamen.
survived by a wife and daughter.