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Dominican AG Agrees With Ortiz Shooting Suspect

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says there was another target
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2019 5:45 PM CDT
This combination of photos provided by the Dominican Republic National Police on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 show suspects in connection with the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo,...   (Dominican Republic National Police via AP)
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(Newser) – 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, the AP reports. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was seated with the ex-baseball star on the night of the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo. Rodríguez says the shooting was orchestrated by a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, who remains on the run. He did not immediately describe a motive. Ortiz remains hospitalized from the gunshot wound to his back. Doctors have upgraded his condition from "guarded" to "good." (The accused shooter also said there was another intended target.)

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