Sunday, March 20, 2011

CNN: Wyclef Jean Shot in Haiti- or Was He?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Wyclef Jean is now in a hospital recovering after being shot in his hand. Jean's publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, said that the artist was shot Saturday in Port-au-Prince, the day before the runoff vote for the presidential election. According to Tanenbaum, Jean is doing well.
Gerry Andre, Jean's spokesperson in Haiti, said that the artist was shot in the hand when getting out of a car to speak with him.

"He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding," Andre told CNN.
It is not yet clear if Jean was an intended target of the shooting. The police investigation is being thwarted because Jean has refused to speak to them thus far. Garry Desrosiers, the spokesman for the Haitian National Police, is claiming that Jean has not cooperated with their investigation.


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