Mogadishu — A Shabelle Media journalist was wounded by gunmen in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening, Witnesses said.
Mohamed Mohamud Tuuryare was approached by two unknown men on Sunday night in the district of Wadajir the men circled the journalist and pulled out pistols and began firing on him.
Mr.Tuuryare was shot in five times on the chest but his injuries are not severe, according to the Doctors at Madina hospital.
"Two gunmen approached the journalist near a mosque at Hawo Tako village in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, one of the assailants came from behind and the other stood in front of him, both pulled out pistols and began firing," said a witness who spoke to Shabelle from the hospital.
The men who shot Mr.Mohamed escaped from the area uncaught. the reason is yet unclear.
Shabelle media employees have been targets before with two directors being killed in the past year. In January 28 gunmen shot and killed the former director of Shabelle Media Hasan Osman Abdi.
Journalism in Somalia is one of the riskiest professions in the world according to Amnesty international.