CNN reported that police have detained multiple people in connection with the shooting.
Dionisio Soldevila, a Dominican sports writer who has been covering the shooting, also indicated that the hope is to transfer Ortiz to Boston.
Garcia apparently tried to flee the nightclub after the shooting but onlookers immediately stopped him and roughed him up before he was turned over to the police and taken to a hospital for treatment. The gunman was quickly caught and suffered a cranium contusion, trauma to his thorax, trauma on his left knee, and trauma on his right leg in the beating, the Dominican Republic's National Health Service told ABC. "David is being treated an Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery". He was treated at a local hospital before being released into police custody. Earlier Monday, police spokesman Col.
From there, the two men tried to escape on foot after falling off of their motorcycle, which led to one suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, to be subdued by bystanders on the scene. Authorities are investigating on whether Ortiz was the intended target.
"The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core", Kennedy said in a statement, via Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald.
Ortiz, 43, wrapped up a storied career in 2016 that featured three World Series championships, seven Silver Slugger awards, and ten seasons of 30 or more home runs. He was named World Series MVP in 2013, when he helped the Red Sox knock off the St. Louis Cardinals.
"He's a great friend to the city of Boston", Sheila Kieran said.