The wound was superficial and “he is doing well,” Tanenbaum said.
Jean suffered the wound soon after stepping out of his car to talk on his phone, according to Gerry Andre, his spokesman in Haiti.
“He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding,” Andre said.
Jean was treated by a doctor at a hospital and released, Tanenbaum said.
Andre said it was not clear if Jean was a target of the shooting. “I cannot accuse anybody,” Andre said.
The police investigation was stalled by Jean’s refusal to speak to police about the incident, according to Garry Desrosiers, a spokesman for the Haitian national police.
“It was nothing,” said Damien Merlo, a spokeman for the Martelly campaign. “He’s fine and out and about getting out the vote for us.” Final results of the runoff will be released on April 16, according to officials.