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06:55  13 june  2019
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Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

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

David Ortiz in Boston after targeted attack in Dominican Republic. Share this Ortiz — a hero both in the Dominican Republic and Boston — led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a Ortiz retired after the 2016 season and lives at least part of the year in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Investigators are trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target , Bautista said. Ortiz , who lives at least part of the year in the Dominican Republic, is often seen

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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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David Ortiz shooting: One woman and eight men are charged as accomplices.
Prosecutors charged eight men and one woman as accomplices to the attempted murder of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in a brazen attack at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The nine suspects were charged in the shooting of Ortiz and television host Jhoel Lopez in Santo Domingo, the local prosecutor's office said. They all appeared in court Thursday in the city. A 10th suspect remains on the run. The relationship between the suspects is unclear.

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