• David Ortiz talks publicly for first time after being shot in Domincan Republic

    By: Litsa Pappas and Kelly Sullivan, Boston25News.com

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    BOSTON -

    For the first time, David Ortiz is talking about the shooting in the Dominican Republic that left him hospitalized for weeks.

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    The comeback story was made public by Ortiz himself. The former Red Sox star opened up about getting shot in the D.R. in an interview with The Boston Globe.

    "I felt a burning sensation. I felt weird, like not myself, as I went down," Ortiz told the Globe.

    Ortiz talked about the seriousness of the incident.

    "People need to understand, this isn't a movie where you get shot in the street and you're back two minutes later," he said. "No, I got shot and almost died. I only have one life to live. I can't just go to the pharmacy and buy another one."

    Ortiz also told the Globe he plans to return as a Fox Sports analyst for the MLB playoffs in October, but he doesn't expect to be fully recovered until around Thanksgiving.

    While several people were arrested for the shooting, the investigation isn't over.

    "I want to find out who did this," Ortiz told the Globe. "I'm not going to sit around and chill if there's somebody out there who wants to kill me."

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