Reports: Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

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Reports: Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic

Former Boston Red Sox great hospitalized but in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday, according to media reports.

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Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound, according to Dominican National Police.

A police spokesman confirmed that Ortiz was shot in the back at a night club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ortiz is reported to be in stable condition.

Multiple media outlets have reported one suspect has been arrested.

Graphic surveillance video of the shooting, obtained by Dominican TV station CDN37, shows Ortiz shot from behind as he sat in the bar area of the restaurant. Other guests disperse as Ortiz reels in his chair. 

Reporter Dionisio Soldevila said Ortiz was shot in his left side and the bullet exited through his abdomen. Soldevila also reported Ortiz underwent surgery.

“He’s doing better. He’s improving,” Director of the…

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