Three missionaries from Oklahoma-based group killed in Haiti

By Thomson Reuters May 24, 2024 | 10:46 AM

By Brendan O’Brien

(Reuters) – Three missionaries from Missions in Haiti, Inc., an Oklahoma-based group, were shot and killed in an ambush by a gang in Haiti, the organization said on Friday.

The three missionaries were holed up in a house when gang members began shooting at the residence at about 9 p.m. CST Thursday, the group said in two Facebook posts.

Missouri State Representative Ben Baker said his daughter Natalie and son-in-law Davy were killed while working as full-time missionaries.

“My heart is broken in a thousand pieces. I’ve never felt this kind of pain,” he said on the social media site.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Doina Chiacu)