Haiti president Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home
The serving president of Haiti was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning, the government said.
Jovonel Moïse was killed in his private residence around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday by a group of assailants, Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a Wednesday statement.
The statement did not identify the assailants, but said they were Spanish-speaking.
The first lady was also injured by gunshot in the attack, the statement aaid.
Joseph described the attack as “odious, inhumane, and barbarous.”