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Second suspect arrested as Ortiz recovers in MA

Second suspect arrested as Ortiz recovers in MA

Red Sox legend was shot in lower back Sunday night
Second suspect arrested as Ortiz recovers in MA
David Ortiz playing for the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees at Yankees Stadium in New York, Sept. 27, 2016.
Photographer: Ben Solomon/The New York Times

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the David Ortiz shooting.

Per the Associated Press, "A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz. There is no public indication the man is the suspected shooter.

"Spokeswoman Julieta Tejeda reported the arrest to a group of journalists via WhatsApp on Tuesday night. She declined to provide further details."

Ortiz was shot in the lower back Sunday night while sitting at a table at Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ortiz was transported to Boston on Monday in an air ambulance the Red Sox arranged. He then underwent exploratory surgery at Mass. General Hospital.

His wife Tiffany Ortiz released a statement Tuesday via the Red Sox.

In it, Tiffany said her husband "underwent a successful second surgery. He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days."

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