Jean, 41, was shot in the hand after 11 p.m. Saturday in Delmas — a city just outside Port-au-Prince — according to Joe Mignon, the senior program director for Jean's Yele Foundation. He offered no further details.
The shooting came the night before the presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting Michel Martelly.
Jean attempted to run for the president of Haiti last year, but his bid for candidacy was rejected because he failed to meet the residency requirement.