5 suspects detained in Ortiz shooting; 1 at large

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The shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz was coordinated by a group as big as seven men who meant to collect almost $8,000 to kill him, according to Dominican authorities.

Authorities said the hitmen were offered $400,000 Dominican pesos to kill the baseball star - or $7,832 Dollars.

The statement was issued after several people were detained in connection the shooting, a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic National Police told 7News Wednesday morning.

Other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

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She added Ortiz is "making good progress towards recovery".

Garcia, 25, was beaten by the crowd at Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo where Ortiz was shot.

The two suspects are part of a group that was allegedly offered roughly $8,000 to assassinate Ortiz, authorities said, according to NBC News.

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

Court documents also said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in Ortiz's auto and another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting.

The 43-year-old arrived in Boston on Monday night for the surgery and is in stable condition, his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement. Prosecutors confirmed that Acosta was captured Tuesday night.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "We guarantee to all Dominicans and to the world that justice will be done".

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The three-time World Series champion was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday and remains in an intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.