According to the authorities, a second suspect was arrested in a crowded nightclub in the Dominican Republic when the brazen ambush was fired at Boston-based Red Sox icon David "Big Papi" Ortiz.
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The man was reported Tuesday night in connection with the A Dominican police officer told ABC News that Ortiz had left a gunshot wound after a shot.
Julieta Tejada, a spokeswoman for the National Prosecutor's Office in the Dominican Republic, told reporters in a WhatsApp text that a second suspect had been detained in what appeared to be a targeted attack on the retired Red Sox bat who was born was and grew up in the Dominican Republic, according to The Associated Press.
The name of the second detained suspect was not released immediately.
His arrest took place hours after another man was arrested Immediately after the Sunday night shootings, he was charged with attempted murder, according to his lawyer ,
25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia was caught and beaten by onlookers before being badly wounded a few minutes after 43-year-old Ortiz was wounded in the Dial Bar and Lounge, a nightclub in Santo Domingo, the capital of the police was handed over to the Dominican Republic. Ortiz was treated for his injuries in a hospital.
Photos of police escorting Ortiz to a police station following his release from a hospital showed him with stitches cut across his forehead and nose, a fresh bruise over his right eye, and a fractured lower lip.
The investigation is ongoing and the police have failed to tell if one of the two detained men is the person seen in a surveillance video as he sat behind Ortiz at the bar and shot him in the back , It was unclear Wednesday whether further arrests were to be expected.
Police have not commented on a possible motive for The shootings were made, but robberies were ruled out.
Garcia admitted to playing a role in the shooting, police said. But his lawyer, Bunel Ramirez Meran, said on Tuesday night that Garcia is not the shooter who shot Ortiz. Meran said Garcia was innocent.