Almost six months ago, Mohamed Osman was another college student at Cal State Northridge. Mohamed was a senior, majoring in both computer science and religious studies. To pay for his expenses, he worked as a rideshare driver.

An assailant’s bullet changed Mohamed’s life and plans for his future. And while the attackers have yet to be brought to justice, Mohamed is struggling with the emotional effects of the attack.

Mohamed was attacked by two unknown men on December 25, 2020, outside his home in Granada Hills. As Mohamed exited his car, two armed men shot at Mohamed, hitting him once in the back.

The bullet penetrated his back muscles and landed next to his backbone and Mohamed was rushed to the emergency room. In March, he recently underwent successful surgery to have the bullet fragments removed from his body.

In addition to the physical damage of the attack and the effects of the shooting, Mohamed suffered psychological damage due to the trauma from the incident.

In addition to requesting information that would lead police to arrest Mohamed’s attackers, family and friends are asking for donations to a GoFundMe fundraiser to help pay for Mohamed’s mental health support, rent and groceries.

Donations can be made at:

The assailants were last seen driving a white Chevrolet Impala. The driver/shooter had dark skin and a mustache, and the assailant in the passenger seat had pink hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 818.832.0633.