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DAVID ORTIZ!!!  One of most admired athletes in American History was shot in the back as he sat in a club in his hometown in the Dominican Republic.

The 10 time Boston Red Sox All Star and three time World Champion was shot in the back and the bullet when clean thru Ortiz and hit his partner in the leg.

When his former team The Boston Red Sox heard what had happened, they immediately sent a private jet to The Dominican Republic to bring him back to a Boston Hospital in an effort to get better Doctor’s Care.

Ortiz had been in stable condition in intensive care at a Santo Dominican Hospita.  The doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine, according to his spokesman, Leo López. He said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in the shooting Sunday night.

“He’s on the Mount Rushmore of Boston sports,” said Eddie Romero, the team’s assistant general manager.

The gunman was not immediately identified or arrested and the motive for the shooting was under investigation, with authorities trying to determine whether Ortiz was the target.

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