Sagal Salad Osman, 24, was a producer and presenter for the state-run Radio Mogadishu and university student. She was leaving her university campus in the Hodan neighborhood of Mogadishu when three gunmen shot her in the head and the chest, killing her, police Major Nur Ali told Reuters. The gunmen immediately fled the scene, according to news reports.
The Committee to Protect Journalists was not able to determine the motive for the murder, and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, according to news reports. Members of the state-run media are often threatened and attacked by militants in the region, including Al-Shabaab, CPJ research shows. CPJ was unable to determine if Sagal had received threats prior to Sunday's attack.