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10x MLB All -Star & legendary Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has landed in Boston after the team sent a plane for him in the Dominican Republic.
Ortiz’s return to the United States comes 24 hours after the 43-year-old was shot in the back Sunday night and “the bullet went through his stomach,” Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the national police, told CNN. Sam Kennedy, Red Sox president and CEO, said Ortiz’s condition is serious, but he was stable enough to be flown. Ortiz will be taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, Kennedy said.
Police said Ortiz was shot at a nightclub in his native Santo Domingo. He was taken to the Clinica Abel Gonzalez, where he was in intensive care after being treated for bleeding in his liver and having portions of his intestines and gall bladder removed, said Leo Lopez, Ortiz’s media assistant.
The crowd severely attacked the suspect Eddy García and handed him over to police, while the second suspect fled on foot, police said. The suspect was treated at Hospital Dr. Dario Contreras in Santo Domingo and is now in custody, police said.