David Ortiz is in stable condition after being shot on Sunday in the Dominican Republican. While at the Dial nightclub in Santo Domingo, a motorcyclist reportedly shot Big Papi in the back and went through his stomach. After undergoing surgery, he’s in stable condition, according to CNN.
Ortiz was with television host Jhoel López, who was also shot, at the time.
“They were both on their backs,” Liza Blanco, López’s wife said. “It was very fast. He doesn’t remember much because he was also in shock from the bullet wound. But thank God, he is stable.”
Best news we’ve heard so far come from David Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, who told reporters gathered at the clinic that David is currently resting after surgery and that no organs were affected by the bullet. He said the doctors anticipate full recovery. #BigPapi
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 10, 2019
In the last few weeks, the DR has been in the news after a few tourists were murdered while visiting the Caribbean nation. While some have expressed outrage and called for action, many Dominicans have noted that this anger is also necessary when the violence is directed at Dominicans.
As people continue to wait for news about the shooting, many are sending messages of support to Big Papi. Check them out below.