Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home

Jovenel Moise, the president of Haiti, was assassinated overnight in his home.

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was shot and killed in his home, the interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced Wednesday.

The president’s residence has also put out a statement Wednesday saying the attack occurred around 1 a.m. and that the first lady was also wounded in the attack and is currently hospitalized.

A reporter for Le Nouvelliste and presenter on Radio Magik 9 Robenson Geffrard said the assassination was carried out by a commando group with “foreign elements,” citing interim Prime Minister Joseph.