Starlin Castro arrested in connection with shooting incident, per report
Chicago Cubs shortstop arrested following a shooting incident in the Dominican Republic, according to reports.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was arrested in his native Dominican Republic Saturday, in connection with a shooting incident that left six people injured, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN. Rojas reports Castro was “detained by the authorities for questioning,” though information on the incident is scarce at this point.
According to Deadspin, citing a report in Spanish from El Caribe, seven people in total were detained by police following the incident, which occurred early Saturday at Ocean Club, a nightclub in Montecristi, the town where Castro was born. Castro’s brother and bodyguards were also reportedly involved, along with “a group of men including the driver and assistant to Montecristi’s mayor.”
This isn’t the first shooting incident Castro has been linked to. Earlier in December, Castro was linked to another shooting in the Dominican Republic, though his agent revealed he was cleared of any wrongdoing in that incident.