DR prosecutor vows no impunity in Ortiz shooting

Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz was shot while at an entertainment center in his native Dominican Republic, according to his father. (Source: Boston Red Sox/Facebook/MGN)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says that no one involved in the shooting of former Red Sox star will remain in impunity, not even in the intellectual author of the crime.

Authorities say six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of Ortiz at a popular Santo Domingo bar Sunday night.

The Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez said Wednesday the suspects "are being interrogated and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened."

Rodríguez said: "Nobody involved in this lamentable episode will remain in impunity, not even the material or intellectual author" of the crime, said Rodríguez.

In Boston, Ortiz's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox star was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.