Two journalists in Haiti were killed on Thursday on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince after suspected gang members opened fire on a group of journalists who had arrived to interview the leader of a rival gang, according to one. responsible for the police and local media.
The two journalists were Amady John Wesley, who worked for Montreal radio station Écoute FM, and local journalist Wilguens Louissaint, according to a Haitian police official who requested anonymity.
Listen FM confirmed Wesley’s death in a statement, describing the murder as a “criminal and barbaric act”.
A third journalist from the group was able to escape the attack, the police official said.
Multiple gangs are fighting for control of the Laboule 12 neighborhood, where the killings took place.