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Boston Red Sox legend hospitalized after shooting

When we initially reported on the shooting of David Ortiz, it didn’t sound like his injuries were all that significant even though he was reportedly shot in the back at close range.

Now we’re learning that doctors who treated Ortiz Sunday night after the shooting in Santo Domingo had to remove part of his intestines, colon, gall bladder, and liver, according to reports.

Citing a representative for Ortiz, Dominican news outlet Diaro Libre, provided the details on the life-saving measures taken by doctors at the Abel Gonzalez clinic.

Meanwhile, another outlet, El Nuevo Diario, identified a suspect in the shooting as Eddy Feliz García. A Facebook account attributed to the suspect shows him wearing what appears to be a camouflage bulletproof vest and holding an aluminum baseball bat.

No posts have been made on the timeline of that account since early 2011. One post in Spanish translates roughly into “so that I fall in love if in the end I marry death only I enjoy it to the fullest.”

The Reporter Newspaper
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