Tawfiq Ben Saud was driving home when gunmen in a black 4WD Hyundai “Santa Fe” riddled his car with bullets in the middle of Al-Wikalat Street in the west Benghazi neighbourhood of Al-Fuwayhat at around 9:30 pm.
Sami Al-Kawafi, a young friend of Saud’s who was with him, was killed immediately. Saud died shortly after being rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries. A third passenger, Mohamed Bouszriba, who was in the back, was spared.
Aged only 18, Saud presented a programme called "Ishah bi Jawuha” (Live your Life) on the privately-owned and popular radio station Libyana Hits. He and Kawafi had also created a local human rights organization, Al-Rahma (Mercy Foundation) and had openly opposed armed extremist groups, organizing and participating in protests against their terrorist activities.