53-year-old Moïse was inaugurated as Haiti’s 42nd President in 2017. The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated by a group of gunmen that invaded his private residence in Port-au-Prince early on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
The nation’s First Lady, Martine, was also shot by the attackers and is receiving medical treatment.
53-year-old Moïse was inaugurated as Haiti’s 42nd President in 2017 after a contentious electoral process that continued to plague his administration.
He appealed for calm, noting that security agencies have taken control of the situation.