FORMER baseball star David Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic, according to his dad.
The ex-Boston Red Sox slugger was wounded at an entertainment centre in Santo Domingo, his father told ESPN.
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic[/caption]
“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.
“At the moment, everything is confusing. I’m trying to find out where they took my son,” Mr. Ortiz added.
According to a report from Dominican TV station CDN 37, Ortiz was shot in the leg.
The 43-year-old, who was born in Santo Domingo, played in the MLB for 20 seasons but was best known for the 14 years he spent with Boston.
The 10-time All-Star led Boston to three World Series titles in 2004, 2007 and in 2013 before he retired after the 2016 season.
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