Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is recovering from surgery after being shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
Chief of police tells reporter on scene that David Ortiz is in stable condition. https://t.co/rgwOJHA8av
— John Tomase (@jtomase) June 10, 2019
The first report came from the Dominican news outlet CDN37 and indicated Ortiz had been shot in the leg.
CDN 37 reporting David Ortiz has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound: https://t.co/cyIDnbPH2Y
— Erika Leigh (@_ErikaLeigh) June 10, 2019
Here is surveillance footage from the bar where Ortiz was shot. Ortiz appears to be at the top of the screen wearing white pants and appears to slump backwards after being shot.
David Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, told reporters gathered at Dominican Republic clinic that his son was resting after surgery and that no organs were affected by the bullet. He said the doctors anticipate a full recovery. “Big Papi will be around for a long time.”
“We have offered David’s family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts,” the Boston Red Sox said in a statement.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 10, 2019
Ortiz retired from baseball after the 2016 season. He played 20 seasons in the Majors. He joined the Red Sox in 2003 and was a key member of 3 World Championship teams.