Former MLB star David Ortiz shot, rushed to hospital

Former Boston Red Sox slugger and world champion David Ortiz has been shot and injured in the Dominican Republic, ESPN reports.

Ortiz' father Leo told ESPN's Enrique Rojos that David was shot at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo.

Leo Ortiz told Rojas:

They called to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred. At the moment, everything is confusing. I'm trying to find out where they took my son.

Reports from local news stations in the Dominican Republic state that Ortiz was shot in the leg.