Armed Men Storm Haiti Hospital, Execute Patient

Written by on August 19, 2022

Armed men broke into a hospital in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince and seized a patient before shooting him dead outside, the non-governmental group Doctors Without Border (MSF) said on Thursday.

The incident took place Sunday at the Raoul Pierre Louis hospital in Carrefour, in the southern suburbs of the Haitian capital, according to the organization.

No details were known about the identity of the gunmen or the patient. The Haitian National Police did not immediately respond to AFP’s request for comment.

Alexandre called for “respect” for the organization’s missions and staff, adding that if more violent incidents occurred the organization would be forced to temporarily close the facility to “assess the situation.”

Another MSF facility in greater Port-au-Prince recently temporarily shut down after someone was shot nearby.

Haiti has been mired in a political crisis stemming from the 2016 election, which was aggravated by the assassination of president Jovenel Moise in July 2021.

Gangs operate with widespread impunity and have extended their reach beyond the slums of the Haitian capital, with violence soaring in recent years.

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