The mastermind behind the David Ortiz shooting has been arrested in the Dominican Republic, officials say.
Victor Hugo Gomez is the man who allegedly put the wheels in motion for a team of hitmen to roll up to a popular lounge with murderous intent on June 9.
Of course, Dominican officials have now said they don’t believe Ortiz was the intended target that night — insisting the shooter mistook the MLB legend for a friend who was sitting nearby.
Ortiz was hit in the back — but the bullet caused serious damage to several organs including his intestines and liver. After the initial life-saving surgery, Ortiz was flown to Boston where he’s been receiving treatment ever since.
As for Gomez, officials say he put out the hit on Ortiz’s friend while Gomez was inside the United States. Officials say Gomez has a criminal record and possible ties to a drug cartel.
So far, at least 10 people have been arrested in the investigation — including the shooter Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, who has said on the record that Ortiz was not his target.