Football: Anzhi youth team player shot dead while driving

(REUTERS) - Anzhi Makhachkala youth team player Gasan Magomedov has been shot dead near his home in North Caucasus, the Russian club announced on Sunday.

The 20-year-old was driving home on Saturday when his car was hit by machine-gun fire. He died from his wounds while being taken to hospital, Anzhi said in a statement on their website.

No arrests have been made and the motive is unclear, the club added.

Magomedov played in midfield for Anzhi's youth and reserve teams and the club sent their "deepest condolences" to his family.

"We grieve together with everyone who was dear to Gasan," Anzhi general director Sergey Korablev said. "I hope the police quickly find the killers and they suffer just punishment."