A living record of Haiti's revenge-fueled night of violence lay on bloodstained stretchers, on hallway floors and on small metal cots in the capital's public hospital this morning.

Some lay two in each bed, as the hospital began to run out of space to deal with the victims.

Many came here with gunshot wounds, while others had cuts and stab wounds and parts of their limbs and faces hacked away. A brown car pulled up with two more gunshot victims stretched out in back, who were carried into the hospital moaning with pain.

One young man who had a bullet lodged in his lower back was supported on each side as he walked.

Gerard Nicholas, 34, sat with a patch on his bare chest covering a hole from a bullet that pierced his body inches from his heart. "I was just walking very late at night," he explained. "I was not [in] the Macoutes."

Antoine Alnous, a short, plump man in his fifties, spent the day in the hallway wrapped only in a blood-soaked sheet. He said he had served as a Ton-Ton Macoute, a member of Haiti's infamous Volunteers for National Security security force that has now become a target for mass rage.

"The people were chasing after me, and I tried to run," he said, showing a reporter the open cuts and wounds covering his head, arms and legs on one side.

"Most of them who have been shot were shot by the Ton-Tons Macoutes," said a young doctor who asked not to be named. "The people don't have guns, so they beat the Ton-Tons Macoutes with boards, knives, anything."

Counting the numbers in Haiti is a guessing game, as this hospital -- like nearly every other Haitian institution -- keeps virtually no records.

Many victims -- particularly the Ton-Tons Macoutes -- would not stay long enough to be counted. "As soon as they get treated, they leave," said a young doctor. "They don't want to stay. They don't feel safe, even in the hospital."

On Avenue Populaire, Margarette Duberceau, a Haitian nurse now living in Miami, was riding in a taxicab when she saw an angry mob storm a house where a Ton-Ton Macoute lived. "They took him from his house and shouted, 'We must kill them the way they used to kill people.' " They decapitated him, she said, although she could not see the instrument.

Such gruesome scenes have been replayed repeatedly across the capital since Friday morning, following the news that dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier had fled the country.

Today, the newspaper Le Matin carried photographs of rioters attacking the tomb of Garcia Jacques, the former head of Duvalier's presidential guard who died last April. The crowd dragged his coffin into the street and set fire to the badly decomposed body.

Another crowd destroyed the tomb of Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier, although there were conflicting reports as to whether any remains were found inside. One report said the rioters scattered the bones in the street, but another report said Jean-Claude Duvalier took his father's remains with him to France.

Today, the sound of gunshots and automatic-weapons fire echoed through the air.

In one dramatic street battle, about eight members of the Ton-Tons Macoutes had taken refuge in a two-story brick house in the affluent neighborhood of Petionville. The house was encircled by a raging mob, and the Ton-Tons Macoutes inside were responding with bursts from machine guns.

One of the Ton-Tons Macoutes emerged from the house and shot a woman and her husband. He was then killed in a hail of gunfire from the green-clad regular Army troops who arrived on the scene to a hero's welcome.

There was an exchange of gunfire, although it seemed at times that the soldiers were firing into the air to drive the crowd back and not at the security forces holed up inside.

The badly outnumbered Ton-Tons Macoutes were rounded up, disarmed and taken away, some of them weeping, according to a reporter who witnessed the scene. A bystander turned to him and said, "I never thought I would see a Ton-Ton Macoute cry."