Drug Lord Who Allegedly Put Hit Out on David Ortiz Has Reportedly Been Identified (PICS)

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Santo Domingo Palace of Justice revealed that there are now nine suspects, including two women, under arrest in what Dominican police are now calling the attempted assassination of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

Witnesses say the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars. The alleged coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the shooting. It has been stated that the alleged coordinator is in custody.

There were also rumors that the person who wanted the hit to take place was a high-profiled drug lord, but no names had surfaced or authorities were keeping their mouths closed.

There has been some grumblings on social media and rumors circulating that the alleged drug lord was none other than Cesar El Abusador.

“Image of the narco Caesar (the abuser), prowling the clinic Abel Gonzalez, night of the attack on David Ortiz. Ask, who protects is delinquent?”

Here’s the crazy story that has surfaced on Twitter:

It should be noted as the Twitter user stated that this is all hearsay and can’t be confirmed at this time.

Meanwhile, in Boston, Ortiz’s wife said in a statement that the former Red Sox slugger was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in ICU.

“His condition is guarded, and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress toward recovery,” Tiffany Ortiz said in the statement.

On Wednesday night, Ortiz’s daughter Alex also sent a message of thanks via Instagram.