President of the Senate Joseph Lambert was shot on Jan. 8, 2023 in Port-au-Prince. Photo via Joseph Lambert's Twitter account

CAP-HAITIEN — Joseph Lambert, the president of the Senate, was shot near the Haitian Senate in Port-au-Prince on Sunday Jan. 8, a day before the end of his term, according to RezoNòdwès.

Lambert was transported to the hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.