Wyclef Jean hurt in Haiti shooting

Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been released from a hospital in Haiti after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, his spokesman said.

Joe Mignon, senior programme director for Jean's Yele Foundation, said the star was shot in the hand after 11pm local time on Saturday in the city of Delmas, just outside the capital Port-au-Prince.

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.

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