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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:48 PM

David "Big Papi" Ortiz shot in the leg in Dominican Republic

Some sites are reporting that it was a robbery attempt.

Former Red Sox great David Ortiz was shot Sunday in the Dominican Republic, ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas confirmed.

ESPN's Marly Rivera reported that Rojas spoke to Ortiz's father, Leo Ortiz, and the father said the former baseball player was shot at an amusement center in Santo Domingo. ESPN was unable to confirm Ortiz's condition and where he is being treated.

The news was first reported by CND 37, who later reported Ortiz was shot in the leg.

Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi,” is from the Dominican Republic. The 43-year-old played 20 seasons in the Major Leagues, primarily for Boston. Ortiz was a 10-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion and a seven-time Silver Slugger winner in 14 seasons with Boston. He helped Boston break an 86-year championship drought in 2004. He was the 2013 World Series MVP, and he retired after the 2016 season.

https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/06/09/david-ortiz-shot-Dominican-Republic-red-sox

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Reply David "Big Papi" Ortiz shot in the leg in Dominican Republic (Original post)
True Dough Jun 2019 OP
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #1
True Dough Jun 2019 #2
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #3
True Dough Jun 2019 #4
ProfessorGAC Jun 2019 #5
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #6
ProfessorGAC Jun 2019 #7

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:15 PM

1. Turns out it was more than a shot in the leg

Ortiz was shot in the back and the bullet went through his stomach.

He remains in intensive care after being treated for bleeding in his liver and having portions of his intestines and gall bladder removed, but is stable enough to soon be flown to Massachusetts General Hospital on the Boston Red Sox nickel.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:51 PM

2. That's right

Forgot to come back and update this thread. The reports of an attempted robbery were incorrect as well. It looks like Ortiz might have been targetted.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

3. Ortiz may have been targeted, but the assailant was definitely targeted

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:58 PM

4. It's like that saying...

"Don't want none, don't start none."

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:34 AM

5. That Guy Wasn't The Shooter

The dude who got pounded was the driver of the motorcycle.
The shooter was also arrested, but he's not the one the crowd pounced on.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:57 AM

6. Wow, that makes it a conspiracy, a hit job

I heard the intended target might have been the singing star that was with Ortiz.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:00 AM

7. Heard This Morning...

...the investigators are looking even deeper for involvement
They provided no detail, though.

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