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Red Sox' Ortiz leaves Dominican hospital for Boston after shooting

11 June 2019

Boston Red Sox slugger David "Big Papi" Ortiz left hospital under heavy security in the Dominican Republic on Monday, after surgery for a gunshot wound. Ortiz, a 43-year-old retired baseball player, is reportedly in a stable condition after surgery for a bullet wound to his back, according to officials.

The surgery lasted about six hours, with doctors removing parts of his intestines, colon and gallbladder, medics reported. After leaving the hospital, Ortiz was flown to Boston to reportedly receive further treatment. According to local authorities, a pair of assailants drove up to a club Ortiz was at late Sunday when one of them appeared to approach on foot and open fire, sparking a panic. One suspect is in police custody.