Red Sox legend David Ortiz being flown to Boston after shooting

The team chartered an air ambulance to bring him from the Dominican Republic after he was shot once in the back at a nightclub; one suspect was arrested, authorities said.
2:13 | 06/10/19

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tonight, red sox legend David Ortiz is being flown to Boston right now for emergency medical treatment after being shot in the Dominican Republic. The former Boston red sox slugger known as big Papi was shot in a club from behind. Surveillance, and it is graphic, shows the moment he was shot and slumped to the ground. Tonight, we are learning his injuries are worse than first thought, and ABC's Victor Oquendo from the Dominican Republic. Reporter: Tonight, baseball legend David Ortiz is being rushed back to Boston. The red sox chartering an air balance just hour after this shocking attack at a Santo Domingo night club. A gunman, approaching Ortiz from behind, shooting him once in the back. The bullet exiting through his abdomen and hitting the person he was with in the leg. The crowd scattering as Ortiz slumps to the ground. One suspect, 25-year-old eddy Garcia, arrested near the scene. Witnesses captured and beat him. Authorities believe another suspect may still be at large. Ortiz rushed to the hospital for surgery, reportedly telling doctors, "Don't let me die. I'm a good man." With anxious family and friends gathering, his father reassuring reporters. "Big Papi will be around for a long time." Ortiz is a beloved figure in Boston, winning three world series with the red sox, named MVP in two of them. Tonight, figures from the sports world and beyond sending wishes to Ortiz. Fellow Boston legend Tom Brady tweeting, "Papi defines Boston get well soon, my friend." And former president Barack Obama writing that Ortiz's "Spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the Boston marathon bombing. Get well soon, Papi." Perhaps his most moving moment, that emotional speech at Fenway park just days after the 2013 marathon bombings. This is our City. And nobody going to dictate our freedom. We all remember that moment. Victor Oquendo live in Santo Domingo tonight, where Ortiz has just left to be thrown to Boston. And authorities have saying the suspect in custody has confessed to being involved? Reporter: That's right, David. But it's unclear if he shot David Ortiz or if he was an accomplice in the attack. Police say he was just too incoherent during questioning to make his role clear. David? Victor, thank you.

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