The latest news regarding the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz are very positive. Ortiz’s father informed reporters that his son had successful surgery to treat his injuries and is expected to have a full recovery.
Initial reports stated that Ortiz was shot in an attempted robbery and was shot in the leg, but surveillance video from the scene revealed that was not the case as he appeared to be shot from behind in the back with no awareness that the assault was imminent.
Police in the Dominican Republic are saying the gunshot wound suffered by David Ortiz was not from an attempted robbery, as initially speculated. Alleged video of the incident shows a man walking up to a bar, aiming almost point blank and firing a gun. https://t.co/lFSmXaylum— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 10, 2019
Ortiz is said to be in stable condition according to Leo Lopez, Ortiz’s assistant and press representative, who informed the media that Ortiz required surgery to remove his gallbladder and repair damage done to his liver and bowels as a result of the gunshot. He is currently in intensive care, where he is expected to remain for at least the next 24 hours.
Additional reports state that an arrest has been made in the shooting and pictures of the alleged perpetrator of the crime show him having taken a massive beating to his face.
The Boston Red Sox have offered Ortiz the use of a private plane to fly him back to the States if needed.
Story still developing…