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Chicago Cubs infielder Starlin Castro not involved in shooting - agent

Chicago Cubs infielder Starlin Castro was not arrested or detained following a shooting in the Dominican Republic, claims agent Paul Kinzer.

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Kinzer was responding to reports that Castro was arrested in relation to a shooting at a nightclub in Montecristi that left six people injured on Saturday.

Shots were reportedly fired after a fight broke out between Castro's younger brother and bodyguards.

Dominican National Police spokesperson Jacobo Mateo Moquete said Castro was questioned with the investigation ongoing.

But Kinzer strongly denied his client's involvement in the shooting, insisting Castro spoke to police voluntarily.

"He wasn't involved. He wasn't arrested or detained. He voluntarily went into the police so they could know that he wasn't involved," Kinzer said.

"They told him they knew that because there was video and he wasn't involved and they had no problem with him.

"The thing is, they put out that he has been arrested for questioning. When is anyone ever arrested for questioning? He had nothing to do with it. He just happened to be at the club.

"He heard there was a problem and he went out the back door and left. Then he went to the police to make sure they knew he wasn't involved."

It is the second time in the space of a month that 24-year-old Castro has been questioned in regards to a shooting in the Dominican Republic.

Castro was questioned by police following an incident in the city of Santiago on December 6, though he was later cleared.

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