Doctors expect David Ortiz to make a full recovery
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jun 13, 2019,
Jun 13, 2019, 1:15
Police are unsure if Ortiz was supposed to be the target of the attack.
This is the last information we have on David Ortiz's condition. "We ask for privacy as David works toward recovery".
The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core.
Jason Varitek, Ortiz's Red Sox teammate from 2003-11, held back tears while talking with the media here at Fenway Park on Monday. On behalf of the entire organization, our thoughts and our prayers are with David. "If we had known that there was a unsafe situation, he would not have been there at that moment". Doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. Our hope is that David will arrive in Boston later tonight.
"(Ortiz's family) got back to me this morning. We were platooning a little bit.
Ortiz's father, Leo, confirmed his son was shot once, according to an ESPN report. His liver also was damaged in the shooting, which occurred at the Dial Bar and Lounge in an upscale entertainment district in the capital.
Two other people were wounded, including Jhoel López, a Dominican TV host who was with Ortiz.
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Eddy Feliz Garcia, who allegedly confessed to playing a role in the shooting, insists he didn't shoot Ortiz, his attorney, Bunel Ramirez Meran, said on Tuesday night.
The shooter was set upon by the crowd and beaten up. He was treated at a local hospital before being released into police custody.
Surveillance video showed a motorcyclist approaching Ortiz, who was seated with friends at a bar in downtown Santo Domingo, before a gunman shot him once in the back at almost point-blank range. "He's more famous than any president".
There's no denying David Ortiz left a big impact on a lot of people.
Ortiz hit 541 home runs with 1,768 RBIs in 2,408 games in the majors. A man approached Ortiz from behind and shot him in the back. - Incident took place at a bar/lounge in Ortiz's native Dominican Republic. He is expected to fully recover.
"Big Papi" had an "exploratory" operation at Massachusetts General Hospital right after being flown there from the DR on a team jet Monday night, officials said. The gunman has not been arrested, and police said they do not yet have a motive.
Security camera footage acquired by ABC News shows the gunman coming up behind Ortiz and opening fire at close range.