Beloved David Ortiz stable after being shot in Dominican Republic

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

He arrived late Monday night, then underwent exploratory surgery at Mass.

Ortiz had been listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Dominican Republic hospital earlier Monday following surgery for gunshot wounds.

Ortiz was shot at a club Sunday in Santo Domingo and underwent emergency surgery to fix damage done by the bullet to both his intestines and his liver.

The retired Red Sox slugger was flooded with support from former teammates, current Boston stars and plenty of others after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

Investigators are trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target, Bautista said.

López was shot in the leg, and his injuries were not life-threatening, said his wife, Liza Blanco, who is also a TV host.

Police said Ortiz was shot at almost point-blank range by a man identified as Eddy Feliz Garcia, 25.

Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia told CNN the incident occurred at the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo, where he was born. A second suspect remains at large.

Garcia apparently tried to flee the nightclub after the shooting, but onlookers immediately stopped and attacked him before he was turned over to police and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police have both suspects in custody, the suspected shooter and the suspected driver of the motorcycle, a source close to the investigation told ESPN Deportes.

Ortiz began his major league career by playing six seasons for the Minnesota Twins (1997-2002), but his career blossomed after he joined the Red Sox. He was named an All-Star 10 times and helped the Red Sox win World Series championships in 2004, 2007 and 2013.

Fans held up letters spelling out Ortiz's name, and many showed up at the game wearing his No. 34 jersey.

The 43-year-old underwent successful surgery at the hospital after an air ambulance was sent to the island by the Red Sox to bring him back to Boston.

"I don't have enough words to describe who David is; what David means to baseball", Martinez said on the MLB Network. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

"I just can't take it", Pedro said.

Our thoughts continue to be with David, Tiffany and their family.

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