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

06:55  13 june  2019
06:55  13 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

Bautista showed that police have recovered the gun used to shoot Ortiz and revealed the identities of the suspects during Wednesday's press Dominican Chief of Police , Ney A. Bautista (as he holds up the gun allegedly used to shoot David Ortiz ): “They paid 0 thousand pesos ( less than $ 8 K ) to

The chief of police in the Dominican Republic revealed the gun he says was used to shoot the Boston Red Sox legend as well as surveillance video of the

Dominican police: Ortiz was targeted for less than $8K© Omar Rawlings / Getty Images Sport / Getty

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.

However, the police chief didn't address a potential motive.

"Two vehicles, one motorcycle, and several individuals participated in the attack against David Ortiz," Bautista stated, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN.

In court documents obtained by The Associated Press earlier Wednesday, the shooting was characterized as a coordinated attack.

"The investigation and the evidence compiled took us to one named Oliver Moises Mirabal," Bautista continued. "In Santiago, we arrested Ramon Martinez, the shooter."

Ortiz, 43, is expected to make a full recovery after requiring a second surgery once he arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital.

"David continues to recuperate ... in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," his wife, Tiffany, said Wednesday. She added that he was able to sit up and take some steps but "will remain in the ICU for the coming days."

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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor said Wednesday that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodrígueztold reporters the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was seated with the retired baseball star on the night of the June 9 shooting in the capital of Santo Domingo. Rodríguez said the shooting was orchestrated by a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, who remains on the run. He did not immediately describe a motive. Ortiz remains hospitalized from the gunshot wound to his back.

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