Some New Developments On The David Ortiz Situation, Including That He's Resting Comfortably In Boston
Yesterday when I wrote this article about the shocking shooting of David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic, I mentioned Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia. That's who we all thought was the gunman at the time. I called him a piece of shit. Which I'm not taking back, either.
But as several outlets have reported, turns out that Garcia wasn't the shooter. He was just the driver of the motorcycle that left the scene at the bar Ortiz was at. So still, he's an accessory to attempted murder. There was a video of Garcia getting beaten to a pulp, so naturally, we all thought it was him who shot Ortiz.
According to a source close to ESPN Deportes, both Garcia and the suspected gunman are in police custody. Officials have not yet released the identify of the shooter.
Ortiz, who was shot at about 8:50 pm on Sunday night in Santo Domingo, was treated for his injuries in the DR in the immediate aftermath. According to CBS Boston, doctors removed Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestine while in intensive care.
The 14-year Red Sox slugger was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Monday night, where he's in stable condition following a second surgery; it's unclear how long Ortiz will need to stay there for.
Ortiz's wife, Tiffany Ortiz, issued the following statement:
Stay tuned for further updates on Ortiz and the ongoing situation.