Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot late Sunday night in the Dominican Republic.
The suspected gunman is in custody and was also apparently beaten by a local crowd of witnesses. In the surveillance video, a man can be seen walking up from behind and shooting the former MLB star in the back.
Some outlets have described the shooting as robbery, but the video doesn’t appear to tell that story at all. It appears much more like a targeted hit and there was at no point any standup or anything of that nature. You can watch the video below.
Apparent video of the David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic. He’s reportedly in stable condition. Prayers up for Big Papi 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/MVXyLKh6Uh— FootBasket.com (@FootBasketcom) June 10, 2019
According to ESPN, Ortiz had to have part of his intestines and colon removed along with his gallbladder after he was fired upon at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo. There was also reportedly damage to his liver. His father told the media he is “stable” and “resting.”
The shooter was then beaten by a crowd, he is now in the hospital recovering from his injuries and awaiting prosecution. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.