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Wyclef Jean was shot in Delmas, just outside Port-au-Prince, while campaigning in the Haiti election.
Hip-hop star suffered wound to his hand while campaigning for one of the contenders in Sunday's presidential vote

Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has received a gunshot wound to the hand while campaigning for a fellow performer who is running for president in Haiti.

The shooting happened in the Delmas area near the capital of Port-au-Prince on Saturday night, said Joe Mignon, senior programme director for Jean's Yele Foundation. Jean was treated at a hospital and later released, Mignon said.



Jean, a native of Haiti who rocketed to fame as a member of the hip-hop trio the Fugees, is in his home country to support fellow musician and friend Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, who is contesting a run-off vote taking place on Sunday against former first lady Mirlande Manigat.

Last week, Jean participated in a Martelly campaign concert in Port-au-Prince.