‘He Was Very Grateful’: Man Rushed David Ortiz To Hospital After Shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CBS) – Red Sox legend David Ortiz was at a bar in Santo Domingo Sunday night when a gunman approached from behind and shot him at close range. The bullet went through Ortiz’s lower back and came out his stomach.

Eliezel Salvador was sitting near Ortiz when the shooting happened and rushed him to the hospital in his own SUV.

“I was driving fast. He said ‘I’m having trouble breathing’ and I said that’s normal,” Eliezel Salvador said in an interview with WBZ-TV’s Anaridis Rodriguez.

Picture of the car of Eliezer Salvador in which his friend, former Red Sox star David Ortiz, was rushed to hospital after being shot and wounded late Sunday (Photo credit ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

“I said keep breathing and don’t talk too much, give me your hand. I gave him my hand. I…

Original published: 2019-06-10 19:50:13 Read the full Boston News here

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