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16:25  12 june  2019
16:25  12 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, report says

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, report says The former Red Sox star was shot and wounded at an amusement center in the Dominican Republic, according to an ESPN report.

Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. A second suspect has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz , the His wife said that Ortiz , who was reportedly recovering from organ damage as a result of the shooting , underwent a second

A second person has reportedly been arrested as part of the investigation into the David Ortiz shooting . An earlier update from the AP on Tuesday revealed police in the Dominican Republic said the However, the second suspect who was on the motorcycle ran away from the scene.

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Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested a second suspect in connection with the Sunday night shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, according to multiple reports.

The Associated Press reported that Julieta Tejeda, a spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican, told reporters Tuesday night that a suspect had been taken into custody. She provided no other details. It is not known whether police consider the arrested man the shooter.

News of the second arrest broke as the first suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was making an initial court apprearance in Santo Domingo. ABC News reported that Feliz Garcia was charged with attempted homicide, criminal association and intentionally causing injury through the use of an illegal firearm.

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David Ortiz shot in club in Dominican Republic . One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting . National police spokesperson Frank Felix Duran told CBS News Ortiz or urban singer Secreto, who was with him, may have been targeted.

Dominican media on Tuesday posted a photo showing the alleged gunman, who is the second person to Eddy Feliz Garcia was arrested in the immediate aftermath of the shooting after he allegedly tried to flee Ortiz , who retired from baseball in 2016, is from the Dominican Republic and splits his time

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The Boston Globe reported that police wearing helmets and bulletproof vests escorted Feliz Garcia to his appearance before a judge.

Feliz Garcia is suspected of being an accomplice in the shooting; he allegedly drove the assailant on his motorcycle to a club where Ortiz was socializing. ABC News, citing a spokesman for the Dominican national police, reported that Feliz Garcia confessed to having a role in the shooting. His attorneys and his mother say he was an unwitting participant.

Attorney Deivi Solano told the Globe that his client is a motorcycle taxi driver who did not know he was transporting someone who would attack Ortiz.

"This boy did not do anything," the Globe quoted Solano as saying. "He was totally surprised by what happened."

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Leo Ortiz , center, father of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz talks with relatives at the hospital where his son was hospitalized after being shot in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic , Sunday, June 9, 2019. Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the

Ortiz suffered liver damage as well. Cops have identified Eddy Feliz Garcia as a suspect in the shooting . Ortiz was reportedly shot in the back. A suspect has been arrested . #BREAKING: National Police confirm David Ortiz was shot in the back tonight at a club in the Dominican Republic .

Another attorney, Bunel Ramirez Meran, told ABC News his client is innocent.

Feliz Garcia's mother, Justina Garcia, told El Caribe (later reported by the New York Post) that her son is a fan of Ortiz and was put "in the middle" of the ambush. Bystanders assaulted Feliz Garcia as he tried to flee from his motorcycle after the shooting.

"I keep thinking, how is he? Is he alone? Is he hungry?" Garcia told the Globe in Spanish. “The whole world is against him.”

Ortiz, 43, underwent emergency surgery in the Dominican on Sunday night. He was transported by air ambulance Monday to Boston, where he underwent a second, exploratory surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Surgeons have reportedly removed Ortiz's gall bladder and parts of his intestines and colon. Leo Lopez, an Ortiz spokesman and family friend, said Ortiz walked several steps in the hospital Tuesday.

Red Sox legend David Ortiz moves out of intensive care as he recovers from shooting.
Ortiz, 43, was at a Santo Domingo bar in his native Dominican Republic the night of June 9 when a suspect shot him at close range. Thus far, 11 people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. MORE: Giancarlo Stanton finally dents RBI column in injury-plagued season | Rangers’ Nomar Mazara launches 505-foot home run to tie longest in Statcast era | Albert Pujols makes emotional return to St. Louis The retired Red Sox star had been listed in "guarded" condition but was upgraded to "good" condition last week.

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