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Eric Jean Baptiste fatally shot

Eric Jean Baptiste has been killed in a shooting, a party official said Saturday.

The former presidential candidate was killed Friday outside his home in the community of Laboule along with his bodyguard, according to Ricardo Nordain, spokesman for his Rally of Progressive National Democrats.

“He represented a lot,” Nordain said. “His assassination shows we do not have leadership in this country.”

The leader of a political party also owned one of the biggest lottery companies in Haiti, "Pere Eternel."

Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he and others were revolted by the killing.

"The horrific assassination of Eric Jean Baptiste and his bodyguard has once again plunged the Haitian nation into turmoil. We strongly condemn this heinous crime against this patriot, this moderate politician committed to change," he tweeted.

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