Ortiz arrived in Boston late Monday night and will be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital as he recovers from the shooting. Ortiz remains in intensive care and will be closely monitored for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Ortiz, 43, is one of the most beloved figures in sports history in the Dominican Republic and in Boston, a fearsome power hitter with a ready smile. He was reportedly hospitalized before being released into police custody. The bullet exited Ortiz's stomach.
Garcia was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar after Sunday's shooting, according to Dominican National Police director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte. Investigators said they were trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target.More news: Google Pixel 4 Leaked Model Hands On
Garcia apparently tried to flee the nightclub after the shooting, but onlookers immediately stopped and attacked him before he was turned over to police and taken to a hospital for treatment.
"He is resting", the elder Ortiz said.
Ortiz played for the Red Sox from 2004-16 and won three World Series with Boston in 2004, 2007 and 2013. His son, D'Angelo, who was with Ortiz in the Dominican Republic on a four-day trip to visit friends and family, wrote a post Monday on Instagram wishing his dad a full recovery.
"Our institution has no link to the incident", the police said in a statement. "And so it's appropriate and expected that this community would rally around David when he needs us the most", Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said Monday.More news: Donald Trump Mocks Democrat Theater with 'Loser' John Dean
The bar is on Venezuela Avenue, a bustling nightlife district packed with dance clubs and expensive bars that Ortiz is known to frequent.
The Red Sox legend was transported from Boston's Logan Airport to Massachusetts General Hospital by ambulance with a police escort.
Doctor Abel Gonzalez believes Ortiz's condition is becoming stable enough to make it possible for him to travel to Boston, and his fellow doctors have all approved the patient's trip to proceed as soon as the plane is ready. He was hailed as a hero in Boston for rallying the city after the Boston Marathon bombing.More news: Mozilla Firefox To Have A Paid Subscription Service In October