SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A 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.
Police also said several people have been detained as part of the investigation.
Spokeswoman Julieta Tejeda reported the second arrest to a group of journalists via WhatsApp on Tuesday night. She declined to provide further details.
Ortiz was shot Sunday and is now recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston, where he was flown Monday night.
Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement earlier Tuesday that Big Papi is "stable, awake and resting comfortably" in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is expected to remain there several days.
Dominican doctors removed Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestine.
The 43-year-old retired player was flown to Boston on Monday night for further treatment, arriving in an air ambulance provided by the Red Sox. Doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine.
Ortiz spokesman Leo López said the 43-year-old athlete's liver was also damaged in Sunday night's shooting in a bar.
Police have said the driver of the motorcycle carrying the gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar. The gunman has not been arrested, and police say they do not yet have a motive.