The president of Haiti was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning, the government said. He was 53.
Jovenel Moïse was killed in his private residence at around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday by a group of assailants, Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a Wednesday statement.
The first lady, Martine Moïse, was also injured by gunshot, the statement said. One of Moïse's children was present during the attack, but is safe, according to Le Nouvelliste, a French-language Hatian publication.
Joseph's statement did not identify the assailants, but said some of them were Spanish-speaking. The main languages spoken in Haiti are Haitian Creole and French.
He also told The New York Times he was now in charge of the country.
Previous reports located Moïse's private home in Pétion-Ville, an upscale suburb of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince
Footage of the night attack on the residence of the President of Haiti, as a result of which the head of state was killed.
The mercenaries who attacked the residence of the President of Haiti were covered by an alleged operation of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The video recorded at the time of the attack contains speech in English and phrases about the DEA's work.
18+“Unconfirmed”-The picture bellow (Blurred) shows the president shot and killed :