May 25, 2024, 5:36 PM

US missionary couple among 3 killed by gunmen in Haiti

US missionary couple among 3 killed by gunmen in Haiti

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – A US missionary couple and a Haitian man who led a religious group were shot and killed by criminal gang members in Haiti's capital after they were abducted while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church.

The attack happened on Thursday evening (local time) in the community of Lizon in northern Port-au-Prince, Lionel Lazarre, head of a Haitian police union, told The Associated Press.

The slayings occurred as the capital crumbles under the relentless assault of violent gangs that control 80% of Port-au-Prince while authorities await the arrival of a police force from Kenya as part of a UN-backed deployment aimed at quelling gang violence in the troubled Caribbean country.

Two of the victims were a young married couple, Davy and Natalie Lloyd, according to a Facebook posting from Natalie Lloyd's father, Missouri state Representative Ben Baker.

The third victim was Jude Montis, who was the local director of Missions in Haiti Inc.


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