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Five detained over shooting of David Ortiz


In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the field at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians in Boston. Ortiz returned to Boston for medical care after being shot in a bar Sunday, June 9, 2019, in his native Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Five people, including the alleged gunman, have been detained over the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, the chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says.

Authorities say a sixth suspect is being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses say was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

The Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez Sanchez spoke at a news conference on Wednesday.

Authorities gave the name of the alleged shooter as Rolfy Ferrery, also known as Sandy.

Prosecutors have said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in two cars before the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar on Sunday night.

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