45ED2B40-F047-4DB3-8A6A-990828A60F5BDavid Ortiz was hanging out with friends in his native Dominican Republic when he got shot.

He was quickly taken to a local clinic where he underwent surgery for the injury he suffered and is, thankfully, recovering.

At first, it was reported that the injury happened after an attempted robbery, but his assistant denied the allegations.

One of the two suspects was caught and badly beaten by a crowd, the other hasn’t been captured yet.

An outpouring of support came immediately from former teammates, artists like Daddy Yankee and Cardi B, colleagues, other famous Boston athletes like Tom Brady, to former president Barack Obama himself.

His former team, the Boston Red Sox, have said to be arranging to send an air ambulance to pick him up and bring him back to the United States.

Get well soon, Big Papi.

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