Report: David Ortiz Shot in the Dominican Republic

Jul 12, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; American League player David Ortiz (34) of the Boston Red Sox tips his helmet to the crowd as he is replaced in the third inning in the 2016 MLB All Star Game at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The baseball world holds their breath as reports have come out that former Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was transferred to a local hospital in the Dominican Republic.

The 43-year-old was reportedly shot in the leg during a failed robbery attempt at a Santo Domingo amusement center.

Translation: “The wound of @ davidortiz was on one leg and one of those responsible was arrested. The former player was removed from the place in a unit of @ Sistema911_RD”

The reported shooter was taken into custody.

Stay tuned for more updates on the story.

Updated at 10:45 pm ET

Updated at 10:46 pm ET

New reports have surfaced as to where exactly David Ortiz was shot.

Stay tuned.

Updated at 10:52 pm ET

Updated at 11:11 pm ET

Chief of Police is urging the public not to speculate on the incident. Says Ortiz is in stable condition.

Updated at 2:06 am ET

David Ortiz is in stable condition after several hours of surgery, per reports.


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