Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse has been killed in an attack on his home in the nation’s capital, according to the country’s interim prime minister.
Claude Joseph said the president’s home in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT).
First Lady Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack.
Mr Joseph said that “all measures had been taken to guarantee the continuity of the state”.
He has now taken control of the impoverished Caribbean nation, and has urged the public to remain calm.
He called the shooting of the president a “heinous, inhuman and barbaric act”.
I had to search for who Claude Joseph is. University professor to acting president in a year-and-a-half. Curious.