Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated, first lady injured in attack, interim PM says

By Rachel Elbaum | NBC News |

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated Wednesday in an attack on his residence, the country’s acting prime minister, Claude Joseph, said in a statement tweeted by Haiti’s Embassy in Canada.

First lady Martine Moïse was injured in the attack and was receiving medical treatment.

Joseph said that a group of unidentified people, some speaking Spanish, attacked Moïse’s residence around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, shooting him and his wife.

He called the attack a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act” and called on the public to remain calm.

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