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Wyclef Jean shot in hand in Haiti!

Just last year Wyclef Jean was considering running for President of Haiti, but now there is another issue that he has to deal with.

Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said Jean, who was in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday — on the eve of the country’s presidential runoff vote. The wound was superficial and “he is doing well,” Tanenbaum said. Jean suffered the wound soon after stepping out of his car to talk on his phone, according to Gerry Andre, his spokesman in Haiti. “He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding,” Andre said. Jean was treated by a doctor at a hospital and released, Tanenbaum said. Andre said it was not clear if Jean was a target of the shooting. “I cannot accuse anybody,” Andre said. The police investigation was stalled by Jean’s refusal to speak to police about the incident, according to Garry Desrosiers, a spokesman for the Haitian national police. Jean has been helping the presidential campaign of popular musician Michel Martelly, who is on the ballot against former first lady Mirlande Manigat in Sunday’s pivotal presidential runoff election. “It was nothing,” said Damien Merlo, a spokeman for the Martelly campaign. “He’s fine and out and about getting out the vote for us.” Final results of the runoff will be released on April 16, according to officials.

via Wyclef Jean shot in hand in Haiti – CNN.com.

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This is really a tragedy and an unfortunate situation to be dealinng with. Hopefully Wyclef will be alright and they can work on making things better in Haiti.

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