Boston Red Sox

Oct 2, 2016; Boston, MA: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches a tribute on the centerfield scoreboard during pregame ceremonies in his honor before a game agains the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

The latest on the shooting of Red Sox great David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic:

(This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available)

9 AM:

Reports out of the Dominican this morning indicate that David Ortiz remains in intensive care, but is still in stable condition after being wounded by a gunshot Sunday night in Santo Domingo.

ESPN is now reporting that Ortiz’s surgery lasted well into the overnight hours.

Rivera went on to report that Ortiz is expected to stay in intensive care for at least the next 24 hours.

1:50 AM:

“Big Papi will be around for a long time,” David Ortiz’s father told the Associated Press as his son recovers from a gunshot wound.

1:45 AM:

In a statement, the Red Sox say they are keeping David Ortiz and his family “in our hearts.”

1:20 AM: 

David Ortiz’s agent confirmed the reports that his client is expected to be okay after Sunday night’s shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.

1:10 AM: 

The Red Sox have reportedly offered a private plane to transport Ortiz to the United States if he needs any additional medical treatment.

1:00 AM:

The Associated Press reports Ortiz was shot by a gunman who jumped off a motorcycle and fired at him from point blank range.

Citing Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, the AP said the suspect approached Ortiz from behind and shot him at a bar in Santo Domingo.

The alleged gunman was confronted and was beaten by a crowd of onlookers, according to Bautista. Police will be questioning him after he undergoes treatment for his injuries.

According to the AP, Bautista said two more people were injured in the shooting, including a Dominican TV host who was with Ortiz at the time.

No motive has been determined and officials will work to determine if Ortiz was the intended target of the attack.

12:45 AM: 

David Ortiz’s father says his son is expected to fully recover from his gunshot wound, according to Dionisio Soldevila.

Soldevila’s tweet also says Ortiz is already resting and none of his organs were affected by the bullet.

Ortiz was reportedly shot in the back and the bullet is said to have exited through his abdomen.

12:25 AM: 

David Ortiz’s brother, Eloy, tells Dominican sports writer Dionisio Soldevila that Big Papi is out of surgery and is doing fine.

12:20 AM:

Dominican news channel CDN 37 reports that multiple people were arrested at the scene where Ortiz was shot.

12:15 AM: 

Police officials in the Dominican Republic are reportedly now saying that the shooting of Ortiz is not considered an attempted robbery, as initially reported.

11:30 PM: 

Dominican sports writer Dionisio Soldevila reports that Ortiz is still in surgery and will be for another hour, but is currently in stable condition:

Dominican news channel CDN 37 is reporting that one of Ortiz’s doctors says Big Papi is “out of danger.”

11 PM: 

David Ortiz is reportedly in surgery after being shot in the lower back, according to Dominican sports writer Dionisio Soldevila:

According to Soldevila, a police official in the Dominican says Ortiz is in stable condition:

Alex Speier of The Boston Globe also translated a tweet from Soldevila:

10:15 PM:

Red Sox great David Ortiz was reportedly shot in some type of incident in the Dominican Republic, according to reports from a number of media outlets in the island nation.

There is no information immediately available on Ortiz’s condition.

According to CDN 37, a Dominican news channel, Ortiz was shot in a section of Santo Domingo and was transported to a medical center. A suspect is reportedly in custody.

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN, Ortiz’s father confirmed the shooting incident.

ESPN National Writer Marly Rivera added that the incident was an attempted burglary.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

By Matt McCarthy,

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