Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise has been assassinated, An unidentified group of people attacked Moise’s home before killing him.
Claude Joseph, the country’s interim prime minister, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Joseph, the First Lady was injured in the attack and is being treated in the hospital.
He condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National Police and other authorities were in charge of the situation.
It comes at a time when political and economic stability is deepening and gang violence is on the rise.
He had been in power since February 2017, when his predecessor, Michel Martelly, stepped down.