Jovenel Moise was the 42nd Haiti president, who was assassinated overnight at his residence. A group of unidentified individuals attacked the private residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and shot him dead, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement released Wednesday.
Jovenel Moise Haiti President Killed
At around 1:00 am on Wednesday, July 7, a group of unidentified people, including some speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the president, mortally wounding the head of state. The First Lady suffered bullet injuries, said a statement released by Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph’s office.
Condemning the “inhumane and barbaric act”, Joseph called for calm, saying the police and the country’s armed forces had taken control of the security situation.
An official statement by Haiti Government:
Joseph, Interim Prime Minister is now in charge of the country.
Martine Moise was injured in the attack and has been hospitalized.
Martine Moise’s condition was not immediately clear and she is getting treatment in hospital.
The situation of the country is normal, and the country is under the control of the Haitian police, and the armed forces.
Video footage is being circulated on social media where the attackers are being seen, awaiting confirmation.