According to officials, gunmen attempted to kill Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry during an event to mark the country’s independence anniversary on Saturday.
At the time, Mr Henry was participating in a ceremony at a church in the northern city of Gonaïves.
Video posted online showed the prime minister and his entourage scrambling toward their cars amid intense gunfire.
Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise last July, the security situation in Haiti has significantly deteriorated.
The government of Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced a crackdown on powerful gangs that are suspected of kidnapping and seizing control over gas distribution around the country, resulting in severe shortages of fuel.
According to the prime minister’s office “bandits and terrorists” were behind the assassination attempt, and that arrest warrants had been issued for the suspects.