Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot this evening during a burglary at an "amusement center" in his hometown of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The 43-year-old was taken to a local hospital.
David Ortiz was shot and wounded at a Santo Doningo amusement center, his father Leo Ortiz told ESPN Digital. https://t.co/RCYh7FGWKL— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) June 10, 2019
“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,” Ortiz’s father, Leo, told ESPN.
There are some reports he was hit in the leg. The suspect is in police custody.
Update: This could be really bad:
Translation:— 3030 (@jose3030) June 10, 2019
According to @CDN37, 2 young men on a motorcycle injured @davidortiz in a robbery attempt. They report that he was apparently shot in the back and that it exited outside his stomach. https://t.co/lXWgU89bWF
Footage of the man who shot David Ortiz in Dominican Republic being beaten and cursed out by locals. pic.twitter.com/gfnF7LKJie— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 10, 2019