Published: Wed, June 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering in Boston from a two-hour exploratory surgery after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.

Rivera also reports that Ortiz's father, Leo, told reporters that "David is now resting after surgery and that no organs were affected by the bullet".

David Ortiz's wife has finally broken her silence on the senseless shooting of her husband in the Dominican Republic over the weekend.

Bautista said Ortiz underwent surgery and his condition was stable.

Ortiz, who starred for the Boston Red Sox for 14 seasons before retiring in 2016, underwent surgery at the Abel Gonzalez clinic.

Multiple people have been detained in connection with the shooting, Durán Mejia said.

Ortiz was shot at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He hit 541 home runs and helped the Red Sox win three World Series titles. "We ask for privacy as David works toward recovery". Ney Aldrin Bautista, the director of the Dominican National Police, believes Lopez was injured by the same bullet that hit Ortiz. He tried to escape but fell off, after which he was beaten viscously by the crowd in the club where the shooting took place, after which he was taken into custody.

Passan tweeted that Ortiz suffered liver damage and his gall bladder and parts of his colon were removed. The Red Sox have offered Ortiz a private plane to fly him to the United States for further treatment if necessary, too, according to ESPN. "But I'm so disappointed to know that someone like David, who saved so many lives, can have someone after his life". Lopez was shot in the leg; his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Ortiz is now in surgery, Soldevila told's Marly Rivera (Twitter link). Ortiz emerged as a champion for the city in the bombings' aftermath, and his emotional tribute to Boston the day after police captured bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev gained national attention.

Ortiz was rushed to a hospital.

The Red Sox retired Ortiz's No. 34 in 2017, and Boston renamed a bridge and a stretch of road outside Fenway Park in his honor.

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