Earlier reports stated that retired slugger David Ortiz was shot in the leg at an amusement center in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, his father Leo Ortiz told ESPN.
The incident was said to have occurred during an attempted burglary that resulted in the 43-year-old being taken to hospital. It turns out out most of the initial information wasn’t accurate.
Ortiz wasn’t shot in the leg, he was shot in the back and it came through his stomach.
Ortiz – known as Big Papi – played for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins before retiring in 2016.