Prosecutor’s in the shooting of baseball legend, David Ortiz, have uncovered a shocking detail in the case. It appears that David “Big Papi” Ortiz was not the intended target in the shooting that wounded him.
The real target was Sixto David Fernandez who was standing next to Ortiz at the time of the shooting and wearing similar clothing. Lighting and the referencing of an older photograph is what caused the shooter’s confusion. Officials have ID’d the mastermind of the shooter as Victor Hugo Gomez, the cousin of the intended target. Gomez had suspected that Fernandez turned him in for a crime and wanted to retaliate.
Ortiz is recovering well at a Boston hospital.