Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been shot and wounded in the Dominican Republic, and is undergoing emergency surgery.
According to ESPN, Ortiz was shot at a the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo, and transported to a local hospital. A suspect has been arrested, according to Dominican journalist Dionisio Soldevila, and was reportedly attacked by bystanders before being taken into custody.
Ortiz was shot in the lower back, and the bullet exited through his stomach, according to ESPN. The 43-year-old is currently in surgery, and reportedly told the emergency room doctor: “Please don’t let me die, I’m a good man.”
Ortiz's father, Enrique (Leo) Ortiz, told ESPN's Enrique Rojas that 'David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred.'
'At the moment, everything is confusing. I'm trying to find out where they took my son,' he said.