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Monday, June 10, 2019

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David "Big Poppy" Ortiz was ambushed by two men and shot in the back at nearly point-blank range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.



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One assailant was "left behind," de Leon said, and was injured "by the people in the perimeter." The other attacker escaped and was still at large.

Investigators were trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target, Bautista said.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-10 02:10 AM | Reply

Correction: "Big Papi"

Out of surgery and out of danger. Why would someone walk up to him and shoot him in the back in the country he's from and where he's a national hero? No doubt the police are getting answers from one of the two assailants who were captured at the scene ... and beaten by fellow bar customers in the Dominican Republic where this happened.

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-10 05:07 AM | Reply

You couldn't pay me to go there.

Or the Bahamas. What a dump.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 07:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

News of the weird...

This is right up there with Justin Bieber challenging TomCruise to an MMA fight ..

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-10 12:07 PM | Reply

Bet he's wishing he stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino!

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-10 02:41 PM | Reply

Who is the "Dominican Republican" the headline is talking about?

#6 | Posted by eightfifteenpm at 2019-06-10 03:59 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Your loss - been there several times. Great people in general.

Bahamas - yaaaa. I follow you but I would still go there.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-06-10 05:08 PM | Reply

I read an article this morning with a mug shot and several other photos of the guy left behind as he was surrounded by a mob. HE is lucky to be alive. Must have 100+ stitches just holding his face together. Not sure what they are getting out of him at this point. Police are looking at a suspected contract hit that piece said.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-06-10 05:15 PM | Reply

And the Red Sox are flying him back to Boston for treatment - apparently he has organ damage. Yes I know that's sort of a "no kidding" observation for a gunshot to the back.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-06-10 05:21 PM | Reply

Internet rumor has Ortiz getting shot as payback for sleeping with dealer's wife.
Very much intentional.

#10 | Posted by Docman at 2019-06-10 07:03 PM | Reply

Seems the Dominican Republic isn't as much fun as it used to be. BTW, seems a few Americans have been poisoned lately there. Three dead so far this month.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-10 08:51 PM | Reply

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