David Ortiz, “Big Papi”, shot in the Dominican Republic

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David Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic, and has undergone surgery. One suspect has been detained.

David Ortiz, “Big Papi”, shot in the Dominican Republic

 

In a developing story, and what is being described as a possible robbery, David Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic, while at an outside restaurant/bar establishment. Early reports say he was taken into surgery for the gunshot wound he took to the back, which exited his body through his stomach.

 

One person was apprehended by bystanders, who were said to have beaten the suspect, and held him for police, while another suspect remains free as of this time.

 

Dr. David Ortiz received his honorary doctorate from Rhode Island’s New England Technical Institute in 2017 when he also delivered the commencement address, giving this advice, “Don’t you ever let anybody dictate your future”.  Ortiz was presented with the doctor of humane letters for his work helping children with health challenges, both in New England and the Dominican Republic.


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