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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2019, 09:24:43 AM »

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Police have identified the shooter as Eddy Feliz Garcia. He is in custody. There's a video of him on Twitter just after he was beaten by a crowd. I'd rather not link to it due to content but a Twitter search can easily find it.
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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 11:09:50 AM »

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Femoral Artery is in the leg and you can die if it gets hit via exsanguination aka loss of blood.  If this is hit a guy can pass out quickly and bleed. Here is an article how dangerous it is to be shot in the leg.

That's how Sean Taylor died.

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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 11:16:16 AM »

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That definitely looked more like a hit than a robbery. 

Just awful news.  He's a Dominican legend.  The shooter deserves to get beaten and whatever else is headed his way.


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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 12:19:30 PM »

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There is a video. He's on the top towards the left. The shooter just comes in from behind. Really awful. Thankfully it was just a single shot.

View at your own risk.

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiariord/status/1137913067482877952

That is just insane. Dude just walks up, raises the gun with both hands, and shoots him in the back from like 5 feet away, then runs off. Definitely attempted murder.
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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2019, 01:39:57 PM »

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There is a video. He's on the top towards the left. The shooter just comes in from behind. Really awful. Thankfully it was just a single shot.

View at your own risk.

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiariord/status/1137913067482877952

That is just insane. Dude just walks up, raises the gun with both hands, and shoots him in the back from like 5 feet away, then runs off. Definitely attempted murder.

Luckily the guy must not have been an experienced shooter. He easily could have popped him twice in the head.

Scary. And Iím with Nick: I was planning a vacation to the DR in October, and thatís off the table now.


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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2019, 02:47:56 PM »

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There is a video. He's on the top towards the left. The shooter just comes in from behind. Really awful. Thankfully it was just a single shot.

View at your own risk.

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiariord/status/1137913067482877952

That is just insane. Dude just walks up, raises the gun with both hands, and shoots him in the back from like 5 feet away, then runs off. Definitely attempted murder.

Luckily the guy must not have been an experienced shooter. He easily could have popped him twice in the head.

Scary. And Iím with Nick: I was planning a vacation to the DR in October, and thatís off the table now.

I know that a lot of places like the DR have areas that are supposedly safe for tourists, but I wouldn't go anywhere near any of those countries. Too risky. Especially when people could just go to Hawaii.
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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2019, 03:02:16 PM »

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There is a video. He's on the top towards the left. The shooter just comes in from behind. Really awful. Thankfully it was just a single shot.

View at your own risk.

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiariord/status/1137913067482877952

That is just insane. Dude just walks up, raises the gun with both hands, and shoots him in the back from like 5 feet away, then runs off. Definitely attempted murder.

Luckily the guy must not have been an experienced shooter. He easily could have popped him twice in the head.

Scary. And Iím with Nick: I was planning a vacation to the DR in October, and thatís off the table now.

I know that a lot of places like the DR have areas that are supposedly safe for tourists, but I wouldn't go anywhere near any of those countries. Too risky. Especially when people could just go to Hawaii.
This really is awful, I'm glad he's stable.

If you are a New Englander, do yourself a favor and do the Boston to Bermuda cruise on Norwegian if you want some of that island life vacation time. Sails right out of Boston Harbor, and Bermuda has a super low crime rate.

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2019, 03:06:30 PM »

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There is a video. He's on the top towards the left. The shooter just comes in from behind. Really awful. Thankfully it was just a single shot.

View at your own risk.

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiariord/status/1137913067482877952

That is just insane. Dude just walks up, raises the gun with both hands, and shoots him in the back from like 5 feet away, then runs off. Definitely attempted murder.

Luckily the guy must not have been an experienced shooter. He easily could have popped him twice in the head.

Scary. And Iím with Nick: I was planning a vacation to the DR in October, and thatís off the table now.

I know that a lot of places like the DR have areas that are supposedly safe for tourists, but I wouldn't go anywhere near any of those countries. Too risky. Especially when people could just go to Hawaii.
I have been to both the DR and Puerto Rico. Very little difference except maybe in price. Pay the extra few bucks, go to Puerto Rico(where you will find way more people who speak English) and stay in America. You will be safer and happier for it.

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2019, 03:40:05 PM »

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People shouldn't reconsider traveling to the DR if they were already going to do so. There is crime everywhere, you just need to stick to the tourist areas and be careful. I have been to a lot of different Caribbean islands (I go on a couple of cruises a year out of FL) and I wouldn't say that the DR feels any sketchier than other places; it is actually quite beautiful and the people were very friendly. They are also all about their larimar.

It is shocking what happened to Papi, but that certainly didn't seem like random violence - I'm really happy he is going to be okay.
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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 03:58:38 PM »

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People shouldn't reconsider traveling to the DR if they were already going to do so. There is crime everywhere, you just need to stick to the tourist areas and be careful. I have been to a lot of different Caribbean islands (I go on a couple of cruises a year out of FL) and I wouldn't say that the DR feels any sketchier than other places; it is actually quite beautiful and the people were very friendly. They are also all about their larimar.

It is shocking what happened to Papi, but that certainly didn't seem like random violence - I'm really happy he is going to be okay.

Itís not just Papi, itís the other violence / deaths that have made news lately, specifically in relation to the resorts.


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Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2019, 04:02:57 PM »

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My Dominican buddy claims this is an isolated accident. He says big papi fooled with someoneís girlfriend and the jealous guy sent someone to retaliate. DR didnít feel unsafe when we were there this spring. I did get offered all kind of services however.
You have to consider that millions of Americans go there every year and get drunk , high or pay for sex and very incidents happen.

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2019, 04:05:39 PM »

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People shouldn't reconsider traveling to the DR if they were already going to do so. There is crime everywhere, you just need to stick to the tourist areas and be careful. I have been to a lot of different Caribbean islands (I go on a couple of cruises a year out of FL) and I wouldn't say that the DR feels any sketchier than other places; it is actually quite beautiful and the people were very friendly. They are also all about their larimar.

It is shocking what happened to Papi, but that certainly didn't seem like random violence - I'm really happy he is going to be okay.
Visiting on a cruise and spending a week at a resort are completely different. Cruises have excursion deals with different companies on the island and have to be safe and reputable or else the cruise line wouldn't deal with them.

Cruise lines also tend to dock at the safest ports and usually leave by night time, when it is least safe. You are also seldom spending more than 24 hours in those ports.

The DR really push resorts as their main tourism option. Those places are not always in the best/safest areas. And those three Americans that died didn't show outward signs of murder or foul play. That is worrisome.

Anyway, if people want to continue the tourism talk, let's start another thread. This is about Big Papi. Let's get back on subject.

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2019, 04:11:13 PM »

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People shouldn't reconsider traveling to the DR if they were already going to do so. There is crime everywhere, you just need to stick to the tourist areas and be careful. I have been to a lot of different Caribbean islands (I go on a couple of cruises a year out of FL) and I wouldn't say that the DR feels any sketchier than other places; it is actually quite beautiful and the people were very friendly. They are also all about their larimar.

It is shocking what happened to Papi, but that certainly didn't seem like random violence - I'm really happy he is going to be okay.

Itís not just Papi, itís the other violence / deaths that have made news lately, specifically in relation to the resorts.

I saw that there were a couple of deaths, not really sure what was behind those. It just seemed that people were pinpointing what happened to Papi as the reason they were no longer going. It's totally reasonable if you are going to expand that to other incidents.

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2019, 05:02:54 PM »

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I heard a companion was shot in the leg and Papi was shot in the back on the radio

Re: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2019, 08:47:58 AM »

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Big Papi has been taken to Boston for further treatment. He was flown to Boston on a team-chartered plane and is currently at Mass General.

David Ortiz was here for us when our city was attacked, now Boston will be here for him.

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