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Was Musician Wyclef Jean "Shot" in Haiti?

This morning the Internet is abuzz with news that musician Wyclef Jean was shot in Haiti the night before historic presidential elections. The drama follows the return of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from exile in South Africa just days before the polls.

Reports indicate Jean, who has thrown his international clout behind front runner Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, also a musician, was shot in the hand.

But was the former Fugees rapper, who made his own bid to run in the presidential election but was denied over issues of residency, really shot?

Rolling Stone reports that a police chief in the town where Jean is staying claims he was wounded by glass, while MTV.com says Jean was “grazed” by a bullet.

 

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Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

Robert Nolan is Editor-in-Chief of New Media at the Foreign Policy Association and a writer and producer of the Great Decisions Television Series on PBS. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe and graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, he has interviewed numerous heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, artists and musicians, and policymakers.

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