Two unidentified gunmen shot Mohamed multiple times just outside his home in the Dharkenley district of the capital, according to news reports and local journalists.
After a period in exile, Mohamed, 34, had recently returned to Somalia to work as a reporter and producer for state broadcasters Radio Mogadishu and Somali National Television. He had covered government and parliamentary affairs, according to local journalists and news reports.
Mohamed had fled Somalia in 2009 due to the country's insecurity, resettling in Kampala, Uganda, for a time, according to news reports. Nicknamed "Honest," he had formerly worked at the independent outlet Radio Shabelle.
Local journalists speculated he could have been killed by Al-Shabaab militants because of his affiliation with government media. Journalists for Radio Shabelle, his former station, had also been targeted for attack in the previous year.
Mohamed was survived by a pregnant wife and two daughters, local journalists told CPJ.