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Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot, father says

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 22:37:14-04

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 told ESPN 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.

According to a report from Dominican TV station CDN 37, Ortiz was shot in the leg.

To read ESPN’s complete story, click here.