Just In: The President of Haiti has been assassinated

The President of Haiti has been assassinated at his private residence.

Jovenel Moïse was gunned down, according to local reports.

President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise
President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise

A statement from Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, said the deadly attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “A group of individuals who have not been identified, some of whom were speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and fatally injured the Head of State,” the PM wrote.

Joseph said the first lady was also shot but has survived the attack. He condemned the “odious, inhuman, and barbaric act” and appealed for calm, adding: “All measures have been taken to ensure the continuity of the State and to protect the Nation. Democracy and the Republic will win out.”

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