Somalia: Man kills 4 family members in Mogadishu, turns gun on self
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Family, neighbors in shock after a man shot and killed four of his family members in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday evening, the 5th May, Garowe Online reports.
A witness said the man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle carried out a shooting spree in which he killed his wife, sister and two other male cousins at his house in former oil refinery area in the capital's Wadajir district.
The killer, Abdulkadir Mohamud Adani executed the family members in one spot and subsequently shot himself in the head after turning the gun on self, according to authorizes who arrived at the scene later.
Adan was reported to have purchased the gun on Friday a day before he committed the gruesome murder that left many Mogadishu residents in shock.
The slain family members were identified as follows:
Halima Hussein Ali Kowshe - wife
Hawo Mohamud Adani - sister
Mohamed Turyare - cousin
Abdullahi Mohamed Yalahow - cousin
The motive behind the mass shooting still remained unclear, however, Somali security officials in the crime area say the terrifying incident is under investigation.