Boston Red Sox legend David “Big Papi” Ortiz has been shot in the Dominican Republic, according to his father.
Local media reports that Ortiz was shot at point blank range through the back, with the bullet coming out the stomach. Ortiz was taken into surgery.
Officials say Ortiz is stable, but an ambulance aircraft is on standby.
Ortiz’ father told ESPN that Ortiz was injured and taken to the hospital, but did not tell him his condition.
A suspect was taken into custody.