CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — At the very least seven folks had 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 wherein 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 advised The A.P. that he had been serving a homicide sentence and was within the infirmary when he observed all people operating and determined to hitch them.
A.P. journalists noticed the our bodies of at the very least seven males alongside streets close to the jail. They appeared to have been shot. Their identities weren’t instantly out there, and it wasn’t clear in the event that they had been inmates. It additionally wasn’t clear who had killed them.
Video captured by residents reveals one police officer main a bunch of males tied along with a rope. It wasn’t instantly clear in the event that they had been inmates.
The authorities couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.