FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The nation of Haiti has the world’s attention following a horrible tragedy.
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his own home in Port Au-Prince in the early morning hours Wednesday.
His wife, Martine Moïse, was shot multiple times in the incident and was flown to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, arriving at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Arrangements were made for her to be taken to Miami for treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Officials said her vitals are stable but critical.
She was flown to South Florida by Trinity Air Ambulance.
Local 10 News’ Janine Stanwood learned Moïse was suffering from gunshot wounds to her arms and thigh along with a severe injury to her hand and her abdomen.
She was surrounded by law enforcement as she was taken off the air ambulance and loaded into a private ambulance.
Haiti Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement that the president’s assassination was a “highly coordinated attack by a highly trained and heavily armed group.”
He vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse talks about political crisis
Ruling by decree, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse prepares for summer election
Mystery surrounds remarkably low amount of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Haiti