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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:58 PM

'Big Papi' David Ortiz in stable condition after being shot in Dominican Republic, agent says

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Source: WCVB TV

Ortiz, 44, was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. when the gunman approached from behind and shot him. Ortiz was taken to a medical facility where he underwent surgery, and his condition was stable, Bautista said.

The gunman was captured by a crowd of people at the bar and beaten by them, Bautista said. He said police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment for his injuries before questioning him.

Jhoel Lpez, a Dominican TV host, was with Ortiz when he was shot. Bautista said Lpez was also wounded, apparently by the same bullet.

Ortiz played for Boston for 14 of his 20 major league seasons and was a beloved leader of the Red Sox team. He hit 541 career home runs, was a 10-time All-Star and was a three-time World Series champion.

Read more: https://www.wcvb.com/article/big-papi-david-ortiz-wounded-in-shooting-in-dominican-republic-reports-say/27871924





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Reply 'Big Papi' David Ortiz in stable condition after being shot in Dominican Republic, agent says (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
edbermac Jun 2019 #1
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #2
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #3
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #4
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #6
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #7
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #8
More_Cowbell Jun 2019 #11
George II Jun 2019 #5
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #9
brooklynite Jun 2019 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #12
DesertRat Jun 2019 #13
JI7 Jun 2019 #14
melm00se Jun 2019 #15
world wide wally Jun 2019 #16

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:03 PM

1. Stay strong, Big Guy!


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:18 PM

3. Channel 5 Boston

They say he was shot in the back.

Ortiz, 44, was "shot in the back at an incident that took place at Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo," Felix Durán Mejia, spokesperson for the Dominican National Police, told CNN Espanol.


https://www.wcvb.com/article/big-papi-david-ortiz-wounded-in-shooting-in-dominican-republic-reports-say/27871924#

Prayers to you Big Papi.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:23 PM

4. OK - that's weird

One report says shot in the leg by a burglar,
and the other says shot in the back at a disco.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:32 PM

6. I guess we have to wait and see.

I hope he is okay. I am from Boston and love the man.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:37 PM

7. "I am from Boston"

I lived in Portland, ME and Hartford, CT many years (about 17).

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:40 PM

8. Born and raised outside Boston.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:47 AM

11. Me too! Winthrop nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:24 PM

5. I hope he's okay, one of the most beloved players to appear in the most beloved ball park.

Boston strong, Senor Ortiz!

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:42 PM

9. Yes he is, George.

Be well, Papi.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:34 AM

10. UPDATE: Suspects arrested

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:05 AM

12. Wow! Glad he's stable!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:56 AM

13. I loved watching him play

Get well, Big Papi.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:02 AM

14. is something going on in the DR ? a lot of bad news recently from there

 

i'm thinking especially about those american tourists that died and a couple that survived after being poisoned.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:14 AM

15. The DR

has had serious crime issues.

https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/a82172f0-f827-4656-bd39-15f4aec20e0d

https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/f5608871-b40c-4fcf-b5c1-15f4aec1f562

The last time I was there, the captain of a deep sea fishing boat we chartered told us in no uncertain terms that HE would pick us up and to not attempt to get to and from the boat on our own.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:00 AM

16. He was beyond a baseball hero in New England.

I wish him well and a full recovery.

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