David Ortiz Hiring Private Investigator to Look Into His Shooting in the DR

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Back on June 9, former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Initially, it was believed to be a targeted hit against Ortiz, but then it was later reported it was a product of mistaken identity and that Ortiz was not the target.

Whether that's true or not, Ortiz has decided to take it upon himself and hire a firm to look into the details of the shooting.

Former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis heads the firm Ortiz has hired, and a team of private investigators will go down to the Dominican Republic to find answers regarding what happened and why Ortiz ended up being shot in the back almost three months ago.

Thankfully, Ortiz was released from Massachusetts General Hospital in late July and is continuing his rehabilitation at home after undergoing multiple surgeries.

"David has been carefully monitoring the government and police investigation," Joe Baerlein, a spokesperson for Ortiz, told The Boston Globe. "He had no basis for a long time to challenge their theory of mistaken identity. However, as new facts continue to come up, it lends some optimism that there may be some other conclusions that are drawn before it’s over about why David was shot."

Whether Ortiz's group of PI's find anything that gives him clarity, he obviously isn't sold on what he's hearing and wants answers.