Former Boston Red Sox slugger and Dominican star David Ortiz was shot and wounded at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN's Enrique Rojas.
"They called 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," Leo Ortiz said via telephone from the Dominican Republic.
"At the moment, everything is confusing. I'm trying to find out where they took my son," Mr. Ortiz added.
BREAKING NEWS: According @CDN37 David Ortiz has suffered a shot wound on an apparent attempted robbery at Dial Bar on Santo Domingo Este, he has being transferred to a hospital and his condition is unknown.#ZDigital#ZDeportes@z101digital@ZDeportes
.@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."
“This man deserves better! Everyone started running, even security! My God, he’s a hero!” Elizeiel Salvador, a local business man, says he drove an injured David Ortiz to Hospiten - a hospital in SDQ.
In the video, he also tells the slugger’s family he has Ortiz’s jewels. pic.twitter.com/Rpbyw0MRlP
I just spoke to @dSoldevila who is at the clinic where David Ortiz is currently being treated. Dionisio said me that the attending doctor told him that David was shot in the lower back and the bullet went through and through; he’s currently in surgery.
#BREAKING: Surveillance video from the Santo Domingo bar where David Ortiz was shot around 9:20PM.
You can see Ortiz wearing white pants and a print shirt in the far center of the screen. pic.twitter.com/V8tpF8ucev