12:40 a.m. Monday — Former Red Sox slugger Ortiz shot, stable

Authorities say former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range in his native Dominican Republic.

Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. Sunday when the gunman approached from behind and shot him. Bautista says Ortiz underwent surgery and his condition was stable. He says the gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar. He says police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment before questioning him. Jhoel López, a Dominican TV host, was with Ortiz when he was shot. Bautista says López was also wounded, apparently by the same bullet.

COMMENTS