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A Chilling Surveillance Video Has Been Released That Shows The Moment David Ortiz Was Ambushed And Shot

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Horrible news came out of the Dominican Republic on Sunday night that legendary Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot at a club. Reports say Ortiz was shot in the “lower back/abdominal region” at a bar in Santo Domingo and underwent surgery at a local hospital. According to his family, Ortiz is doing “fine,” and is stable but still in intensive care.

Many are wondering how could this happen to a beloved star in his home country.

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Ortiz suffered organ damage after a man, who got off a motorcycle, shot him in the back from point-blank range. According to ESPN, a team of doctors that conducted the surgery had to “remove part of Ortiz’s intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder.”

The 43-year-old is expected to make a complete recovery after a six-hour surgery. Ortiz reportedly asked the doctor who was operating on him to not let him die because he is a “good man.”

“Doctors say that David is out of danger, thank God,” Leo Ortiz,
Ortiz’s media assistant told ESPN. “What they have told me post-op is that the doctors believe he will recover quickly. Big Papi will be around for a long time.”

The Boston Red Sox said in a statement that they “offered David’s family all available resources to aid his recovery.” Ortiz is expected to receive further treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

At this time, authorities have identified 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia as one of two suspects.

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Authorities have identified Eddy Feliz Garcia as one of two suspects in the shooting. According to ESPN, Garcia was initially identified by police as the shooter but later said there were two suspects, the suspected shooter, and Garcia, who was identified as the driver of the motorcycle.

Garcia was captured and beaten by a crowd at the bar shortly after. Videos on social media show the 25-year-old being kicked and punched in the head by a group of people. He suffered a head contusion and trauma to his thorax and his legs. Police have yet to find a motive for the shooting as it was originally reported that Ortiz was robbed.

Video of the shooting shows the gunman approaching Ortiz and firing at him point blank range.

Surveillance video shows a crowded bar with people running away after shots were fired. It shows Ortiz, sitting at the bar, appearing to grab his side where the bullet went through him.

Jhoel López, a TV host in the Dominican Republic, who was talking to Ortiz at the bar when the attack took place, was also hurt. He suffered non-life threatening injuries but police say Lopez may have been struck in the leg by the same bullet that hit Ortiz.

There was immediate reaction and support from former players when news broke about Ortiz.

Pedro Martinez, one of Ortiz’s closest former teammates, took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the shooting. Both were teammates in 2004 when the Red Sox won their first title in 86 years.

“I’m at peace knowing you out of danger; you a strong man Compai, can’t wait to hear your voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you, see you soon.” Martinez wrote on Twitter.

Alex Rodriguez also wished for the best on behalf of Ortiz on Twitter. “Anxiously waiting for more news. In the meantime, only prayers for @davidortiz, Tiffany and their family.”

The news of the shooting even got the attention of former U.S. President Barack Obama who wished for “a speedy recovery” from Ortiz.

Sunday’s incident showed just how beloved and respected Ortiz is beyond just the world of sports.

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Ortiz, a three-time World Series champion, is one of the most well-known and beloved baseball players of all time. Lovingly known to many as “Big Papi,” Ortiz retired from baseball in 2016.

His work never stopped there. He has started multiple youth baseball academies and has donated to creating baseball fields in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz is credited with starting many fundraising efforts in his home country and back in Boston.

He is a national hero in the Dominican Republic for this contributions there and has had a profound effect on the growth of baseball there. Ortiz is expected to be a first-ballot baseball Hall Of Famer when he is eligible in 2021.

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Cardi B Shows Shocking And Extremely Frightening Effects Her Plastic Surgeries Have Had On Her Feet Of All Places

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Cardi B Shows Shocking And Extremely Frightening Effects Her Plastic Surgeries Have Had On Her Feet Of All Places

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On Saturday, Cardi B took to her Instagram account to share a shocking picture of her feet and ankles; they were swollen to an alarming size. According to Cardi, the swelling is a side-effect of her recent plastic surgeries that have caused her to cancel performances in order to focus on her healing.

Cardi has been blunt about her decision to opt for plastic surgery to get her post-baby body into shape.

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In her always-candid Instagram stories, Cardi has talked about how she has had “lipo” and breast-lift surgeries to change her postpartum body. She has defended the decision before, saying: “My job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job. So, no, I don’t have time to work out. And I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out, [are] not going to get fixed”.

Cardi’s swollen ankles are just another addition to her ongoing health saga that is causing her to cancel performances.

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In late May, Cardi had to cancel a show in Maryland on her doctor’s orders. According to Cardi, the doctors told her to take a step back from the constant performances, explaining that her body needs time to heal. “My doctor was like, ‘Yo, you cannot be doing all these shows because you’re not fully healed'”, Cardi explained via Instagram. “Health is wealth, so I have to do what I have to do. My breasts gotta f—- heal”.

Cardi B has always been candid about her personal history of plastic surgery, previously revealing that she underwent “butt injection” procedures as well as breast augmentation surgery.

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But, after having her baby Kulture last July, Cardi has been blunt about the fact that her postpartum body isn’t the same as it was since before she gave birth. “[My weight] has been depressing me, making me sad,” she revealed in her Instagram comments. “I still feel like I got a lot of love handles. It’s not much but I’m used to having a real tight stomach”.

And to the haters that flood her Instagram with comments telling her to simply “work out” and “eat healthfully”? Cardi has a few choice words for them: “I do whatever the f– I want with my body.”

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