Charles said the shooting happened hours earlier when a spokesman for a group of disgruntled police officers was killed in the same area. This group is known as Phantom 509. He blamed the associates of Phantom 509 for the mass murder but did not provide any evidence. “The police will not tolerate these acts of retaliation in any form,” Charles said. Members of Phantom 509 have not been contacted yet.
The killings have taken many in Haiti by surprise and come amid escalating violence between groups in the capital in recent months.
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The US embassy in a statement condemned the killings, saying it was “deeply concerned about the loss of life and the general danger.” Requests to protect its citizens by getting them punished.