Red Sox offer all resources to Ortiz family following shooting
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say they have been notified by the family of David Ortiz that the former slugger sustained a gunshot wound to his “lower back/abdominal region” and that he is recovering after surgery.
The Red Sox, in a statement early Monday, say they have offered the Ortiz family “all available resources to aid in his recovery” and that they will continue to keep them in their hearts.
Authorities say the 43-year-old Ortiz was shot at close range in an ambush at a bar in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. Sunday.
Ortiz’s father says his son is out of danger and that the bullet did not hit any major organ.
Officials say the alleged gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar. They say police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment before questioning him.
The 43-year-old hit 541 homers in 20 major league seasons, including 14 with the Red Sox. He helped lead Boston to three World Series titles and retired after the 2016 season. He was a 10-time All-Star and World Series MVP in 2013.