, Chicago Cubs shortstop According to ESPN’s Enrique RojasStarlin Castro was arrested by authorities in the Dominican Republic on Saturday and is being questioned in connection to a nightclub shooting that left six people injured. There are few concrete details at this point, but it’s reported the shooting took place late Friday night or early Saturday morning at Ocean Club, a nightclub in Castro’s hometown of Montecristi.
A police spokesperson did not indicate whether they believed Castro was direcltly involved, but noted that some people close to Castro participated in the shooting.
Here’s the full statement:
ATTENTION: Some sports media have called me inquiring about Major League Baseball player Starlin Castro. At the moment it is in the Office of Montecristi, where prosecutors questioned him regarding several injured yesterday at the Ocean club where persons involved were very close to him. At the moment I have no more details.
It’s also reported that one person injured in the shooting is currently listed in serious condition. The condition of the others has not been released.
This is the second such incident Castro has been connected to just this month. On Dec. 7, he was cleared of any involvement in a shooting outside Dubai Club in Santiago Caballeros. At that time, his agent Paul Kinzer released the following statement.
“Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were at a concert when someone in a black SUV started shooting at a car next to them. Starlin and his family are fine. They are clear of any involvement in this altercation by Dominican officials.”
The Cubs are aware of Saturday’s arrest but have yet to comment.
This is obviously a developing story right now. We’ll have further updates as they become available.
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