Acting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph reported that Haitian President Jouvenel Moise was killed last night at his own residence.
The First Lady suffered gunshot wounds and was evacuated to the hospital.
Joseph announced that he was now in charge of the country.
According to him, a group of armed men, “some of whom spoke Spanish,” seized the president’s private residence last night. He was fatally shot in the head. Joseph condemned the “barbaric and inhuman act.
Moise has ruled Haiti through presidential decrees since 2018, when parliamentary elections were indefinitely postponed.