Police in Haiti are searching for the gunmen who shot and killed Father Joseph Simoly on Thursday during an apparent robbery.
Deputy spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Inspector Gary Desrosiers, said Father Simoly had just completed a transaction in a bank when he was targeted by the gunmen on his way home.
The authorities said the gunmen on a motorcycle pumped several bullets into Father Simoly as they tried to rob him. They said he was rushed to the Haitian Community Hospital but died while receiving treatment.
There has been condemnation of the murder with many people noting that Father Simoly was one of the celebrants of the novena of the Immaculate Conception of Port-au-Prince.