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David Ortiz Shot in Back During Murder Attempt in Dominican Republic

Red Sox star David Ortiz has reportedly been shot in the Dominican Republic, and a suspect has been detained by police, according to media in the Dominican Republic.

Ortiz was shot in the back and he is currently in surgery. In an interview posted by CDN 37, a man at the scene of the shooting said the bullet entered Ortiz’s back and exited his stomach. CDN 37 originally reported Ortiz’s leg was injured.

Ortiz played 20 seasons in the big leagues and became a Boston legend in the process leading the Red Sox to 3 World Series Titles. He was the World Series MVP in 2013. He was a 10-time All Star during his pro baseball career and his #34 jersey has already been retired by the Sox. 

*This is a developing story with more information to come*