Starlin Castro, Engel Beltre to be investigated following shooting at local DR club

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.


It seems like the trouble down in the Dominican Republic has no limits following the tragic death of St. Louis CardinalsOscar Taveras, car accidents involving Texas RangersRonald Guzman and Chicago CubsPedro Strop, and now a shooting at a local club that the Chicago CubsStarlin 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.

Tiroteo en Dubai en la fiesta de Anthony Santos y Omega

A video posted by Jhesson Garcia (@el_tipo_mentao1) on

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