SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The accused gunman in the David Ortiz shooting says the former baseball star was not the intended target.
Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz told reporters Friday he was confused by Ortiz’s clothing.
Dominican media outlets report Ferreira-Cruz says the person who put out the hit only described the clothing of the intended victim. However, police say the attempt on Ortiz’s life was well-organized and Ferreira-Cruz confessed.
Nine people are charged in Ortiz’s shooting.
The former Boston Red Sox player was shot in the back Sunday at a nightclub in Santo Domingo and is recovering at a Boston hospital.