JUST IN | Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his private residence, according to a statement Wednesday from the country’s interim prime minister;
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Haitian president assassinated by gunmen at home, state of emergency declared.
- Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in televised remarks after chairing a cabinet meeting that the government had declared a state of emergency amid confusion over who would take over the reins of the country. “My compatriots, remain calm because the situation is under control,” he said.
- The 53-year-old president’s wife, Martine Moise, was also shot in the attack at around 1 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) at the couple’s home in the hills above Port-au-Prince, Joseph said in a statement. She was receiving medical treatment.