Confusion surrounds an alleged attack on a car making its way down Nazon, a main thoroughfare in the capital, Port-au-Prince which media reports claimed was owned by Haitian President Jovenel Moise's son.
The office of the president has denied that the car of the leader's eldest son came under attack by four gunmen.
"The office calls on all sectors of the population not to give in to disinformation practices that have become commonplace in recent times in the country," the statement said.
VOA Creole contacted the Haitian National Police (PNH) spokesperson, Michel-Ange Louis Jeune, who also denied the report Tuesday.
Earlier media reports claimed Joverlin Moise, the president's eldest son, was not in the car during the attack— the driver had just dropped him off at an undisclosed location. A source close to the president who did not wish to be named, was cited as saying the car, a white Toyota Land Cruiser, was equipped with some bulletproof features, and had sustained several bullet holes.
News of the alleged attack comes amid calls for Moise's departure after massive nationwide protests last week against the alleged mismanagement of $3.8 billion in government funds earned under an oil agreement with Venezuela.
The president also has been criticized for not adequately responding to the Oct. 6 earthquake that left hundreds homeless in the northwest.