The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor revealed a major update to the case involving former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.
According to the latest comment from Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez, Ortiz was not the intended target. The Associated Press revealed a man dressed similarly to Ortiz was the target.
The intended target reportedly sat near Ortiz and both wore similar clothing on the night of the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.
From the report:
The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9.
Rodriguez revealed the shooting was orchestrated by a member of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. No motive has been revealed.
Police initially ruled the shooting as an assassination attempt. An earlier report identified Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota as the man who paid the hitmen to kill Ortiz.
On Tuesday afternoon, Ortiz’s wife released a statement saying he was upgraded to “good” by doctors.
“This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany said in a statement.
Stay tuned for the latest in the case.