Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

By: The Associated Press

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ 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, 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.     

Rodriguez 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.”

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