At least four people, including a woman have been shot dead in apparent revenge killing over clan feud near the southern city of Jowhar on Monday night.
A resident, speaking on condition of anonymity said the murder of the civilians occurred when unknown have attacked Gololey village late last night.
Five other people were injured in the revenge raid and taken to hospital. People in the shooting area have expressed concerns and anger over the slaughter of the civilians.
The Gunmen have committed robbery before they left the area, according to local residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone from the scene.
It is not the first time clan militiamen committed such atrocities or similar acts.