Miami, Fla., Jul 8, 2021 / 14:01 pm
The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief following the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s president.
“People are in a state of disbelief and a state of shock that a son of the country got murdered — a leader, a human being, a father. This is not a time for rejoicing. It hurts everybody whether you liked him or not,” Fr. Reginald Jean-Mary, administrator of Notre-Dame d’Haiti Mission, told the Florida Catholic July 7.
Moïse was shot dead, and his wife injured, when gunmen opened fire on their private residence near the capital, Port-au-Prince, July 7. Moïse was 54 years old.
Haitian police said that four of the suspected gunmen were killed and two others arrested late on July 7, but some remain at large.