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Ortiz's Wife Offers Father's Day Tribute to Big Papi as Authorities Continue Investigation

It’s now been almost a week since Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic, and the motive remains a mystery

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    Investigation Continues as Ortiz Recovers at Mass. General

    Authorities are continuing to investigate a shooting that injured former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. So far ten suspects have been arrested. (Published Monday, June 17, 2019)

    David Ortiz's wife paid a special tribute to her husband as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound in Massachusetts General Hospital and authorities continue to investigate the shooting.

    Tiffany Ortiz wrote in an Instagram post that this Father's Day on Sunday, "brings with it a new appreciation for life and an awareness in what truly matters."

    Tiffany Ortiz and the man known as Big Papi have three children together and have been together for 23 years.

    She wrote that it has "been deeply felt that the outside world also acknowledges his presence as a father figure to all." She urged everyone to "celebrate this Papi's Day with the ones you love."

    More Suspects Sought in David Ortiz Shooting

    [NATL NECN] More Suspects Sought in David Ortiz Shooting

    There are still suspects that have not been arrested, according to officials.

    (Published Monday, June 17, 2019)

    It’s now been almost a week since Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic, and the motive remains a mystery.

    Dominican officials are still looking for Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, who they said was part of the murder plot of the Red Sox legend.

    Ten suspects are in custody, implicated in the murder plot against Ortiz.

    Wearing bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets, Jose Eduardo Ciprian, Carlos Rafael Alvares, Lanny Estephanie Perez, Rolfi Ferreyra Cruz, Joel Rodriguez de la Cruz, Porfirio Ayendi Vasquez, Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela, Oliver Moises Mirabal, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia and Alexander Perez Vizcaino showed up at court Friday where they were ordered to remain in prison while the investigation continues.

    The alleged shooter, who admitted to Dominican authorities he fired the shot, told reporters Ortiz wasn’t the intended target.

    The investigation has revealed that after firing, Ferreyra Cruz ran inside a nearby home where he told them he had been robbed and that he had disarmed the assailants. He asked the owner of the house to order him a taxi, and that’s how he escaped.

    “I know that the FBI is somewhat involved in the investigation,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-New York said on Friday.

    Espaillat, a native of the Dominican Republic, said that because Ortiz is an American national, the U.S. is asisting in the investigation.

    "I would hope that they get to the bottom and we find the intellectual actors of this horrible crime," he said.

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