Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic say the shooting of David Ortiz was a coordinated attack, according to a court document obtained by Michael Weissenstein and Martin Jose Adames Alcantara of The Associated Press, as the Red Sox icon continues to recover in a Boston hospital.
Witnesses confirmed, and security camera footage showed, a sophisticated attempt by two men on a motorcycle and two groups of other people in cars to kill Ortiz, prosecutors assert in the document.
Five people are under arrest in connection with the shooting, sources told WBZ-TV's Anaridis Rodriguez on Wednesday. Four of the five people were arrested Tuesday about 100 miles northwest of Santo Domingo, where Ortiz was shot outside of a bar late Sunday night.
The fifth person, motorcycle driver Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was already in custody, having been captured by police shortly after the shooting. The 25-year-old, who is being charged as an accomplice to attempted murder, was beaten by a crowd at the bar.