Mastermind behind David Ortiz shooting arrested, Dominican Republic officials say

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The alleged mastermind who orchestrated the June 9 shooting of David Ortiz has been arrested, according to officials in the Dominican Republic on Friday.

#Preliminar Policía Nacional apresa a Victor Hugo Gómez, señalado como uno de los autores intelectuales de ataque donde resultó herido el ex pelotero David Ortiz. #PolicíaRDMás detalles en las próximas horas.

— Policía Nacional República Dominicana (@PoliciaRD) June 28, 2019

Victor Hugo Gomez, who is also facing federal drug trafficking charges in Texas, allegedly ordered a hit involving over a dozen people on his cousin, Sixto David Fernandez, rather than Ortiz, according to Dominican officials when Gomez was identified as suspect on June 19, after Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.

Ortiz was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital on June 22, after his condition was upgraded to “good” earlier in the week.