ESPN is reporting that former Boston Red Sox star slugger David Ortiz was shot at a club in the Dominican Republic. He has been taken to a local hospital.
Early reports suggested it was a burglary attempt, and reacting to the news, Ortiz’s father told ESPN’s Marly Rivera: “They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred.”
Later, it was confirmed that Ortiz was shot in the back. Thankfully, a suspect has been arrested and Ortiz is said to be in stable condition. However, other sources stated that the shooting was not a robbery attack, although the details are still sketchy.
.@Enrique_Rojas1 spoke to David Ortiz's father after learning that he was shot in a burglary attempt in the DR: "They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred."
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 10, 2019
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