More than a dozen people were lynched by a crowd in Port-au-Prince on Monday, on suspicion of being gang members, according to authorities.
Videos showed burning and charred bodies with tires around them, and crowds forming near the area.
Residents who spoke to Local Reporter said they believed the victims were gang members.
“It was 3 am. The gangs invaded us. There was shooting, shooting.
This neighborhood is a peaceful area, all the people in the surrounding area are peaceful citizens,” a local resident said.
Police say they confiscated weapons from them just before the incident.