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Earlier reports of David Ortiz being shot in the leg during a robbery in the Dominican Republic appear to be false, based on newly released video of the shooting. Warning – not for the faint of heart. He gets shot:
Top center you can see Papi sitting there in this still frame, right when the gunman fires a shot into his back from about 5-8 feet away.
That is an assassination attempt. You don’t shoot someone in the back and run away if you’re trying to rob them.
It’s mind boggling to think why anyone in the Dominican Republic would hate him enough to do that. Did he not donate to the right charity? A robbery would at least make sense. This is unfathomable.
It was a lot more serious than first reported:
The killer couldn’t even do the job either. He chose to shoot him in the back instead of the head, which would’ve resulted in instant death. I’d rather be dead than know what it’s like to be in a Dominican prison after shooting the most revered person to come out of that country in its history.
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