PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A spokesman for Wyclef Jean says the hip-hop star has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand.
Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean’s Yele Foundation, says Jean was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. local time Saturday in the city of Delmas, just outside Port-au-Prince.
” Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean just got shot in Delmas Haiti. This news just came in from Haiti, armed gunmen opened fire at Wyclef’s car. Jean was in the car with Busta Rhymes, Jimmy Rosemond and other members of his entourage. No other passengers in the vehicle were injured.
Rapper Pras confirms on Twitter: Yes they shot Wyclef and he’s in the hospital and he’ll be fine. They just shot his hand.
Wyclef is in stable condition and is currently being treated in Haiti Hospital for his wound. Minutes before election day and this is going to be the highlight of tomorrow’s election.”
Jean’s brother, Samuel, confirmed the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details.
The shooting comes on the eve of presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting fellow musician Michel Martelly.
A spokesman for the Haitian National Police could not be immediately reached for comment.
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