UPDATE — 7:45 p.m.:
According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times in a couple of tweets, Castro’s agent says that the Cubs’ shortstop had nothing to with the shooting and has “no idea” who incited the shooting.
Agent for Castro says nothing to report he was questioned by DR police after a shooting. Was at concert w/ family when shots fired nearby.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) December 8, 2014
Castro agent: Starlin not remotely considered involved in shooting. Heard shots, took cover with family behind car. “No idea” who it was. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) December 8, 2014
ORIGINAL TEXT —
It seems like the trouble down in the Dominican Republic has no limits following the tragic death of St. Louis Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras, car accidents involving Texas Rangers’ Ronald Guzman and Chicago Cubs’ Pedro Strop, and now a shooting at a local club that the Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro and free agent outfielder Engel Beltre might have played a part in.
According to local news outlet El Diario Libre (Spanish link), both players are set to be investigated by local police following a shooting at the local club “Dubai” located in Santiago late Saturday night.
Three people were sent to local hospital José María Cabral y Báez with injuries, although the severity of them is still unknown.
Santiago Police spokesperson Damián Arias Matos did not want to identify who, but said at least one of the two players was carrying a firearm during the incident that cut short a show by local singers Omega and Anthony Santos, both of whom are fine, according to Matos.
A video supposedly of the incident was posted on Instagram.
We will have more information once the investigation is done, but keep an eye out for this one.
Please be advised that the video embedded below may be disturbing to some viewers.