- A youth player for Russian club side Anzhi Makhachkala was shot dead Sunday
- Gasan Magomedov came under "volley of automatic gunfire" outside parent's home
- Dagestan has become focus of Islamist insurgency in recent years
Gasan Magomedov was driving towards his family's home when his vehicle came under attack from a "volley of automatic gunfire," according to a statement on the clubs website.
The 20-year-old's parents heard the gunfire and rushed to discover their wounded son who died on his way to hospital.
The club added that the local police have yet to determine any motives or suspects.
The attack took place in Dagestan, a region of Russia that has recently become the focus of Islamist insurgency. For years, Anzhi's leading players lived and trained in Moscow and only went to Dagestan for home games.
Anzhi's general director Sergey Korablev said, "we console with Gasan`s family. I hope the law-enforcement bodies will efficiently detect the murderers, who will receive just punishment.
"Despite of the efforts to destabilize the situation, we`ll keep