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David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players

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CLEVELAND OH- OCTOBER 06 David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on prior to game one of the American League Divison Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field

"He is out of surgery and stable; he is resting", Leo Ortiz said.

Bautista said Ortiz underwent surgery and his condition was stable.

Leo Ortiz, the former Sox star's father, assured fans that his son would be OK.

"The events of last night shook our Red Sox family to its core", Kennedy said in a statement, via Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Multiple media reports indicated that Dominican television host Jhoel Lopez was also shot in the incident, possibly by the same bullet.

National police have not formally interviewed Ortiz, said spokesman Capt. Luis Manuel Pimentel, adding that the former ballplayer was "pretty beat up".

Early Monday morning, Ortiz's father said that no organs were expected and a full recovery is expected. The third person and the injuries he or she sustained were not identified.

There were initially conflicting reports on the David Ortiz shooting - that he was shot in the leg; that it was a robbery. Cell phone footage then captured Garcia being beaten on the street before the police arrived to take him into custody, while the second suspect was able to escape and is reportedly still at large. Police continue to pore over the evidence and will speak to Ortiz soon, he said.

"Six years ago, David Ortiz's spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the Boston Marathon bombing", Obama wrote in a tweet posted with a 2014 photo of the team's visit to the White House.

Ortiz, also known as Big Papi, was born in Santo Domingo and made his Major League Baseball debut in 1997, according to MLB's website.

Former President Barack Obama shared words of support for David Ortiz on Monday as the retired Red Sox slugger recovered after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.

The Dial Bar and Lounge is located in eastern Santo Domingo on Venezuela Avenue, a bustling nightlife district packed with dance clubs and pricey bars that Ortiz is known to frequent.

Ortiz retired from Major League Baseball in 2016 after playing 20 seasons. The Red Sox won two more titles (2007 and 2013) during Ortiz's career.

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