Haitian families forced to flee gang violence

Relentless gang warfare in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince is spreading out to its suburbs, forcing terrified families to flee their homes pasts bodies and burnt vehicles in the street this week. 


Gang violence has spread out from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince into the suburb of Petion-Ville.

At least nine people were shot in the neighborhood on Monday, according to local media.

Desperate Haitian families were seen fleeing their homes past bodies and burnt cars.Parents shielded their children from the deceased laying in the street.

Haitian authorities have not commented on the new surge of violence. Port-au-Prince residents have been living with elevating gang violence since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July of 2021.

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