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Retired baseball star David Ortiz shot in the back

Retired baseball star David Ortiz shot in the back

Ortiz spokesman Leo Lopez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Ortiz is expected to stay in intensive care for at least 48 hours.

A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic said a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz. On Tuesday, he reportedly took his first steps following his second surgery and spoke with loved ones.

"David Ortiz is probably the most beloved and one of the most important players in our history, leading us to multiple World Series championships, and an active member in the community", said Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy during a news conference on Monday.

After being shot on Sunday night, Ortiz was rushed to a nearby medical clinic and underwent a surgery that lasted approximately six hours.

"This is our [expletive] city and nobody is going to dictate our freedom", Ortiz said before the Red Sox faced the Kansas City Royals in Boston.

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Lopez said early Monday that doctors had removed Ortiz's gallbladder, part of his intestines and his colon.

Authorities said a man got off a motorcycle and shot Ortiz in the back Sunday night at a club in Santo Domingo. "We ask for privacy as David works toward recovery". A crowd of people managed to pull the driver off the motorcycle and beat him before police arrived.

Leo Ortiz added: "Big Papi will be around for a long time".

Fans at walk past a photograph of Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz before a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Oct. 1, 2016.

The report criticized the legal system's failings in practice, however, saying they included torture by police, roundups, arbitrary detention, lengthy pretrial detentions, and harsh and life-threatening prison conditions. He suffered a cranium contusion and multiple other injuries and had to be treated at the hospital before being released into police custody. He maintains a home in Weston, on the outskirts of Boston.


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