June 11, 2019

David Ortiz Takes First Steps Since Being Shot

David Ortiz has taken his first steps at Massachusetts General Hospital, after multiple surgeries after being shot on Sunday night at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Tiffany Ortiz said her husband was "stable, awake, and resting comfortably" in the intensive care unit, "where he is expected to remain for the next several days".

Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police, said Ortiz was shot in the back and "the bullet went through his stomach". He suffered bleeding in his liver. Portions of his intestines and gallbladder had to be removed.

One suspect (Eddy Vladimir Féliz García) is in custody and investigators are looking for at least one other man. García's lawyer claims that his client is a motorcycle taxi driver and may have unwittingly driven the shooter, but did not shoot Ortiz.

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