President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home in Pèlerin, Port-au-Prince overnight, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph wrote in a statement.
First Lady Martine Moïse was also shot and is being treated at the hospital, Joseph said.
Contrary to other reports, Le Nouvelliste senior editor Frantz Duval said Martine Moïse isn’t dead and that she will be evacuated to a foreign hospital.
The gunmen were unidentified, Joseph said. They were speaking in Spanish.
Sunrise Airways has cancelled all flights in Haiti and the Dominican Republic closed its border with Haiti.
Haitian-Americans woke up this morning to news that Moïse had been assassinated in the middle of the night at his home. On social media and as they got ready for their day, many expressed sadness at not only the death of the country’s head of states, but also what it means for the country. Click to Read More...