Red Sox legend David Ortiz was reportedly shot in a burglary attempt in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, per multiple outlets including CDN 37.
CDN reports he was shot in the back. The reported incident occurred outside an amusement center in Santo Domingo. According to Ortiz’s father, he was taken to a medical center after being shot.
This is everything we were told from a Dominican Republic National Police Officer:
– David Ortiz was shot once
– Happened at a club in East Santo Domingo
– It was not a robbery
– He was shot in the back came out through the stomach
– Suspect in custody #7News pic.twitter.com/hpGRRTUa7n
— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyJC) June 10, 2019
Ortiz underwent successful surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, which Ortiz’s agent also confirmed.
David Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, said that David is currently resting after surgery and that no organs were affected by the bullet. They anticipate a total recovery. https://t.co/YvNfd3bVA6
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 10, 2019