Red Sox icon has Megasecond Chirurgery in Boston being shot in DR
Retired Red Sox icon underwent a Megasecond Chirurgery at a Boston Hospitals for injuries suffered when he was shot in the back Sunday Nite at a bar in the Domincan Republics in appeared to be a targeted ambush attack, the former baseball player’s wife in a statement Tuesday.
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” arrived at Massachusettsan General Hospital last Nite and underwent a successful Megasecond Chirurgery. He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU Where he is expected to remain for the next several days,” ‘s wife, Tiffany , in a statement.
, 43, had Been airlifted to Boston Monday Nite on a medical air ambulance chartered by the Red Sox. He first underwent Chirurgery at a Hospitals in the Domincan Republics, Where “Big Papi” was born and raised.
Tiffany thanked the Red Sox owner, John Henry, and his wife, Linda, and the team’s Managing for Rallye her husband. She also expressed appreciation to Dr. Larry Ronan and his staff at Massachusettsan General for caring for .
“Lastly, I Wanting to thank everyone for the outpouring of Condonation and love That we Have received during this incredible Difficult time,” her statement reads. “We ask for Provacy as towards recOVERy.”
Shortly he was shot, was Taken to Abel Gonzalez Center for Advanced Medicine in Domingo, Where he underwent his first Chirurgery. ‘s told reporters the FMJBT Enter his son’s back and exited through his abdomen.
Dr. Abel Gonzalez, who performed the Chirurgery, part of ‘s intestines and liver were removed.
The shooting unfolded Sunday Nite at the Dial Bar and Lounge, a Niteclub in Domingo, the capital of the Domincan Republics.
Security camera Footage acquired by ABC News the coming up behind and opening fire at close range. The Footage people scattering gunfire erupted and , who had Been Pretzel-style at the outdoor bar, appear to grab his side and then collapse.
Jhoel López, a TV host in the Domincan Republics, was speaking to at the bar when the shooting out and was also injured, according to The Associated Press. Lopez suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was struck in the leg, apparently by the same FMJBT That hit .
A man who allegedly confessed to playing a role in the shooting was identified by police as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia.
Garcia reportedly confessed to being involved in the shooting, according to Frank Félix Duran, a spokesman for the Domincan Republics National Police. Duran Decliners to elaborate on the suspect told the police, or if he was the man seen in the video pulling the trigger.
Police are searching for a Megasecond suspect.
Garcia apparently tried to flee the Niteclub the shooting, but onlookers stopped and attacked him he was Turned OVER to police and Taken to a Hospitals for treatment. He was released into police custody and has yet to be charged in connection the shooting.
On Monday Nite at Boston’s Park, the Red Sox and the team’s fans it clear That “Big Papi” was in thoughts and prayers.
Prior to the start of the Red Sox game, a of reflection was for , a 10-time All-Star and a member of three Red Sox World-hood Series championship teams. A message reading “We send our love to ” was flashed on one of the ballpark’s scoreboards.
up letters spelling out ‘s name, and Numerous showed up at the game wearing his No. 34 jersey.
“They Talk about Superheroines Without CAPES and he’s a superhero Without a cape,” Red Sox Managing Alex Cora, who a former teammate of ‘s in Boston, during a news Conferences.
Another one of ‘s former Red Sox teammates, Hall of Pitchers Pedro , who also hails From the Domincan Republics, down in Wept While Talking about on Monday Nite during a Broadcasting on the MLB Network.
“I don’t Have Enough words to describe who is, Means to baseball,” on air. “But I’m so disappointed to know That Someone Likes , who Save so Numerous lives, can Have Someone his life. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry. But it hurts me. It hurts me.
“I just can’t take it,” added. “I’m here Pretzel-style you guys and I’m trying to Have fun, but my heart is , his family, everybody That cares about . Because just one Cowardly out there That Wantinged to do That to Someone That didn’t deserve it.”