Five people detained in David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic


FILE PHOTO: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz follows through as he flies out in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB American League East baseball game in Boston, Massachusetts, September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Dominick Reuters/File Photo

(Reuters) – Five people have been detained in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the country’s Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Ortiz is recovering at a Boston hospital following the shooting on Sunday.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Tom Brown

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