CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — Not less than seven individuals have been killed and one injured on Thursday after a number of inmates tried to flee from a jail in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, witnesses mentioned.
The episode occurred in northeast Port-au-Prince on the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Jail, which is understood for a 2014 breakout during which greater than 300 inmates escaped.
Residents within the space mentioned that that they had noticed a bunch of closely armed males shoot at jail guards earlier than the inmates started to flee.
One escapee, Jhon Hippolyte, 37, was shot within the again. He instructed The A.P. that he had been serving a homicide sentence and was within the infirmary when he observed everyone working and determined to hitch them.
A.P. journalists noticed the our bodies of a minimum of seven males alongside streets close to the jail. They appeared to have been shot. Their identities weren’t instantly obtainable, and it wasn’t clear in the event that they have been inmates. It additionally wasn’t clear who had killed them.
Video captured by residents exhibits one police officer main a bunch of males tied along with a rope. It wasn’t instantly clear in the event that they have been inmates.
The authorities couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.