June 10, 2019 10:56 AM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Former Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz is in the hospital following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic.
Dominican National Police say Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo Sunday evening when a gunman approached from behind and shot him at close range. Police say Ortiz was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, and that his condition was stable.
Ortiz's father told reporters outside the hospital that his son was out of danger and there wasn't any collateral damage, meaning no damage to major organs. He said he had no idea why someone would have shot at his son.
Police say the alleged gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar.
He said police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment for his injuries before questioning him.
Created: June 10, 2019 10:56 AM
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