We have just received word that Red Sox Legend David Ortiz is in stable condition following the shooting on Sunday night at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo in the DR.
David Ortiz is a native of the DR, so this shooting is utterly crazy, but we have been keeping you up-to-date on his condition and now we have learned more. Read on about David Ortiz stable condition…
CelebNSports247.com has learned that former Boston Red Sox slugger and Dominican star David Ortiz is out of surgery and doing “fine,” according to his family.
Famed slugger David Ortiz, 43, was taken to the Abel Gonzalez clinic, where he underwent surgery following the gruesome shooting which was caught on surveillance cameras at the bar.
His assistant Leo Lopez gave an update on David Ortiz sharing that Ortiz is stable but still in intensive care.
Doctors say he is out of danger, but he is heavily sedated and will be in intensive care for the next 24 hours.
Lopez, a veteran reporter, said the operation lasted six hours and was performed by three doctors, led by Dr. Abel Gonzalez. The team had to remove part of Ortiz’s intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder. Ortiz suffered liver damage.
Doctors say that David is out of danger, thank God!
Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, told ESPN.
What they have told me post-op is that the doctors believe he will recover quickly.
Big Papi will be around for a long time.
Investigators are trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target, Bautista said. Leo Ortiz told local media he has no idea why someone would have shot at his son.
Two other people were wounded, Bautista said, including Jhoel Lopez, a Dominican TV host who was with Ortiz. Bautista said police believe Lopez was wounded by the same bullet.
Lopez was shot in the leg, and his injuries were not life-threatening, said his wife, Liza Blanco, who is also a TV host.
Get well soon David.