Victor Hugo Gómez Vasquez

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Victor Hugo Gómez Vasquez is alleged to be a senior member of the Gulf Cartel.[1] Dominican Republic prosecutors suspect he was the mastermind behind the shooting of David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox.[2] Ortiz was visiting his friend Sixto David Fernandez, they were visiting the Dial Bar and Lounge, in Santo Domingo, a bar where Fernandez was a regular.


  1. Rachel Sandler (2019-06-19). "Hitmen Who Shot David Ortiz Meant To Kill His Friend, Authorities Say". Forbes magazine. Retrieved 2019-06-19. "Officials believe Victor Hugo Gómez Vasquez, a fugitive who is a member of the Gulf Cartel, is the mastermind behind the alleged hit. The Gulf Cartel is a major drug trafficker in Mexico, according to the Associated Press." 
  2. James Wagner (2019-06-19). "David Ortiz Was Not Target of Shooting, Authorities Say". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-06-19. "Jean Alain Rodríguez, the country’s top prosecutor, said Ortiz, who was shot in the back and underwent emergency surgery that night before being transported to Boston, was wearing similar clothing to a friend, Sixto David Fernandez, who was the intended target of the shooting."