Elise Amendola / AP
Former Boston Red Sox bat David Ortiz was shot dead last Sunday in an outdoor bar in the Dominican capital Santo Domingo. He is reportedly in a stable condition after surgery.
Dominican-born Ortiz was at the bar in the capital at around 8.50pm. When a man on a motorcycle approached and shot him from behind, Ney Aldrin told Bautista Almonte, the director of the Dominican National Police. The bullet did not hit any vital organs.
"He is not operated and stable, he is resting," Leo Ortiz said. "Big Papi will be around for a long time."
Dominican television presenter Jhoel Lopez and one other person were also injured in the attack, according to The Associated Press. Lopez was shot in the leg, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.
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Bautista said the alleged gunman had been captured and beaten by a crowd Before he was interrogated by the authorities, he was subjected to treatment.
The Dial Bar and Lounge, where the attack took place, is located in the eastern part of the capital in an AP neighborhood known for its high-end dance clubs.
Ortiz, who won the Red Sox three times to victory in the World Series, scored 541 home races in his more than 20-year career. He won the MVP Award 2013 and retired after the 2016 season.