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25 Nov 2019 | 04:49 PM UTC

Haiti: Two French nationals shot and killed in Port-au-Prince November 24

Two French nationals shot and killed in Port-au-Prince November 24; authorities open investigation into incident

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Event

Unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle shot and killed two French nationals in Port-au-Prince on Sunday night (local time), November 24. According to media reports, the French couple were killed while waiting outside a home as their driver opened a gate; the incident reportedly took place shortly after the couple arrived in Haiti via Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) to meet a child they intended to adopt. The assailants did not steal items from the scene. French and Haitian authorities have opened an investigation into the incident.

Similar incidents are possible over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, remain vigilant for criminal activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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