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Canadian aid worker shot in Haiti

A Canadian aid worker was shot and another man killed while driving through a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A Canadian aid worker was shot and another man killed while driving through a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Francklin Guerrier and the driver were attacked by people on a motorcycle, according to Radio-Canada correspondent in Haiti. The driver was killed.

Guerrier, a Quebec retired lawyer, was shot in the collar bone and is recovering, under police guard, in Trinité hospital, his brother Eric Piérre told Radio-Canada. .

He was travelling in a car with some family members and driver Noel Meriland when at least one assailant on a motorcycle opened fire at 6:30 a.m.Friday local time. Meriland was killed.

Guerrier is on the board of the Montreal-based organization Ayiti Dwa Moun, which means Haiti Human Rights. The organization has been around as a Canadian registered federal corporation since 1993 but hasn't filed an annual return for the last three years and is facing dissolution.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Guerrier family as they recover from this tragic incident," International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda said in a statement.

"I am glad to hear M. Guerrier is in stable condition. I offer condolences to the family of his friend. Our government is working with consular officials to ensure the family receives support in this time of need."