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08:41  12 june  2019
08:41  12 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Dominican police: Ortiz was targeted for less than $8K

Dominican police: Ortiz was targeted for less than $8K Police in the Dominican Republic detained the alleged gunman of David Ortiz among four other suspects Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The person who police believe orchestrated the attempt on Ortiz's life was also detained. Chief of police Ney A. Bautista said Ortiz's attempted killers took a payment of 400,000 Dominican pesos, or around $7,800. Bautista showed that police have recovered the gun used to shoot Ortiz and revealed the identities of the suspects during Wednesday's press conference. Dominican Chief of Police, Ney A.

Ortiz was transported to Boston on Monday and underwent exploratory surgery late in the evening. "David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital "He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days. "On behalf of me and

Ortiz is currently recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital . Here's everything we know so far. Visits will be very limited during that period. Doctors have said that they expect a full recovery . Ortiz has also been alert and has talked to his family and “even flashed that smile .”

Ortiz expected to make full recovery, 'flashed that smile' in hospital© Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Doctors in Boston anticipate that Red Sox icon David Ortiz will make a full recovery after being shot in the Dominican Republic over the weekend, his spokesman, Leo Lopez, told ESPN's Marly Rivera on Tuesday.

Ortiz was transported to Boston on Monday and underwent exploratory surgery late in the evening.

"David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital last night and underwent a successful second surgery," his wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement released through the Red Sox. "He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days.

Eduardo Nunez: Dominican players 'embarrassed' by Ortiz shooting

Eduardo Nunez: Dominican players 'embarrassed' by Ortiz shooting Although Eduardo Nunez is happy to hear that his friend and compatriot David Ortiz is expected to make a full recovery, the Boston Red Sox infielder is "embarrassed" by the recent shooting of Big Papi in the Dominican Republic, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera. "Just thinking about the fact that this happened to him in the Dominican Republic, it is unimaginable," Nunez told Rivera on Wednesday. "For us, as Dominican players, it's a very bad image. It is an international shame. "We feel very embarrassed about what happened to him because he is a legend from our homeland, and this happened to him in our homeland.

Tiffany Ortiz , the wife of David Ortiz , says her husband had a “successful” second surgery Monday night at Massachusetts General Hospital , after he was shot in an apparent ambush Still, Ortiz is reportedly alert and expected to make a full recovery . “He even flashed that smile ,” López said.

David Ortiz is out of surgery and expected to make a full recovery after being shot in the lower back. Best news we’ve heard so far come from David Ortiz ’s father, Leo Ortiz , who told reporters gathered at the clinic that Ortiz has also been alert and has talked to his family and “even flashed that smile .”

"On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank (owners) John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, (president) Sam Kennedy, and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the amazing staff at Massachusetts General Hospital. Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredibly difficult time.

"We ask for privacy as David works toward recovery."

Meanwhile, Lopez, a close friend of Ortiz's who acts as both a spokesperson and personal media assistant, told Rivera that the 43-year-old "even flashed that smile" while in hospital.

Ortiz has received an outpouring of support - both in Boston and across the sporting world - since the shooting. The Red Sox arranged to fly him to Boston following an initial surgery in the Dominican Republic to repair damage to his organs.

The Latest: 2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz

The Latest: 2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The latest on the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz. There is no public indication the man is the suspected shooter. Spokeswoman Julieta Tejeda

Now, per ESPN.com, Ortiz has undergone an exploratory surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital , and is now in stable condition. In fact, spokesman Leo Lopez told the network, Ortiz is alert, and “he even flashed that smile .” He is expected to make a full recovery .

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The former player was also celebrated at Fenway Park with a moment of reflection before Monday's game.

"Back home they talk about superheroes without capes. He is a superhero without a cape," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday. "That's the way we see it. He'll be OK."

While Ortiz is recovering in Boston, authorities in the Dominican Republic are continuing to probe the shooting. The country's attorney general told Ortiz on Monday that the investigation had "advanced considerably," according to Martin Finucane of the Boston Globe, who cited a Spanish report.

One suspect, 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia, entered police custody after a crowd beat and injured him following the shooting. Garcia was scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday, the Dominican attorney general's office told Anaridis Rodriguez of WBZ-TV Boston. He will be charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder, Maria Cramer of the Boston Globe reports. Ramon D. Carmona - a Dominican television producer and friend of Ortiz - said a second suspect has also been apprehended, according to Cramer.

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David Ortiz Shooting Doesn't Look Like an Attempted Robbery.
It’s far too early to draw definitive conclusions about why David Ortiz was shot. Still, early signs suggest that the assailant’s goal was more akin to an attempted murder than to a robbery. If the shooter merely wanted to take an item from Ortiz’s possession, it’s hard to believe he would walk up from behind Ortiz in a crowded bar, not make any attempt to interact with Ortiz and then shoot him in the back and run off without taking anything from him. Robbery doesn’t make any sense in that context.

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