Ortiz takes first steps following second surgery

David Ortiz baseball legend shot at Dominican Republic bar

David Ortiz ranks 17th in Major League Baseball history in career home runs

Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was recovering Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital following a second surgery, as authorities in his native Dominican Republic searched for a motive and one of the suspects behind the shooting Sunday night that wounded the popular slugger.

El Nuevo Diario published what it said was security camera footage of the moment of the shooting.

Meanwhile, Bunel Ramirez Meran, Garcia's lawyer, also claimed his client is being wrongly accused as well.

Garcia's attorney said that his client is accused of being the motorcycle driver who carried the actual shooter.

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.

The former Boston Red Sox player is now awake and in "stable" condition, his wife Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued through the Red Sox. Ortiz is expected to stay in intensive care for at least 48 hours, his spokesman Leo López told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Late [Sunday] night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic.

Translation: The emergency doctor says that David Ortiz said "Please Don't let me die, I'm a good man".

The Red Sox said in a statement that "we have offered David's family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts".

The Red Sox arranged for an air ambulance to transport Ortiz from the Dominican Republic to Boston.

Jason Varitek, Ortiz's Red Sox teammate from 2003-11, held back tears while talking with the media here at Fenway Park on Monday. Ortiz's gallbladder was also removed in order to work on the liver, although the gallbladder itself was not injured, Gonzalez told ESPN.

Dionisio Soldevila, a reporter and radio host, told ESPN that he had spoken with a doctor who first treated Ortiz and said that the bullet had passed through his body.

The site of the shooting sits in a wealthy and relatively safe section of Santo Domingo, but the Dominican Republic is one of the world's most risky countries.

Garcia suffered a cranium contusion and trauma to his thorax, left knee and right leg, according to the Dominican Republic's National Health Service.

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