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.
Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez said Wednesday that the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was seated with the ex-baseball star on the night of the shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.
Rodriguez said the shooting was orchestrated by a member of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, who remains on the run. He did not elaborate on a motive.
Ortiz, who was shot in the back, remains hospitalized in the U.S. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have upgraded his condition from “guarded” to “good.”