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07 Sep 2019 | 06:01 PM UTC

Haiti: Reports of deadly shooting in Pétion-Ville September 7

Haiti News Alert

Reports of deadly shooting in Pétion-Ville September 7; heightened security presence to be expected in the area over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Pétion-Ville

Event

Police are responding to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Metellus and Louverture in Pétion-Ville on Saturday, September 7. Local reports indicate the shooting was part of an armed robbery carried out by two assailants on a motorcycle outside the Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville hotel and that one victim is dead.

American diplomatic authorities have advised individuals to avoid the affected area. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Pétion-Ville are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the incident area, anticipate a heightened security presence near the scene of the incident, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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