Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican National Police.
Durán Mejia told CNN that Ortiz was shot in the back in “an incident that took place at Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo.” Durán Mejia said Ortiz was shot by a motorcyclist who approached Ortiz directly.
Durán Mejia said when Ortiz was shot, “the bullet went through his stomach.” Ortiz is in stable condition and “out of danger” after undergoing surgery, Durán Mejia said.
Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, told reporters in Spanish, “He is resting right now. He is stable.”
A second person, television host Jhoel Lopez, who was with Ortiz, was also shot, according to his wife Liza Blanco.
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