Barack Obama, Tom Brady among David Ortiz’s well-wishers

Security video shows David Ortiz after being shot in Dominican Republic
Security video shows retired Red Sox star David Ortiz when gunman pulls up and fires.

As news spread that retired Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic, fans, teammates, and others reacted on Twitter.

Former president Barack Obama invoked how Ortiz helped Boston heal from the Marathon bombings years ago and wished Ortiz a “speedy recovery of his own,” tweeting out a photo of the Sox slugger at the White House.

Meanwhile, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted out a photo of the pair of Boston sports legends clapping hands, adding that Ortiz “defines Boston Strong.”

Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, shared his thoughts with the Globe’s Peter Abraham during an interview:


“What happened to David is a tragedy. There’s no other word for it. We never like to see something like this happen to one of our players. Obviously he’s been a very important player to us for a very long time. Hats off to [Red Sox principal owner] John Henry and [chairman] Tom Werner and [team president] Sam Kennedy for being on top of it. I think it demonstrates the type of organization that they run,” Manfred said.

Former Red Sox teammate and friend Pedro Martinez expressed relief to the news that Ortiz, who had emergency surgery, was out of danger.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, the Super Bowl MVP:

Former Red Sox player Blake Swihart:

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz:

Celtics player Al Horford, who is also from the Dominican Republic:

Former Red Sox star Fred Lynn:

Todd Frazier, New York Mets third baseman

Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout

Dontrelle Willis, the former Major League pitcher who has worked with Ortiz on Fox Sports as an MLB studio analyst, tweeted that he is praying for Ortiz


Kevin Burkhardt, another Fox Sports colleague, shared his concern.


Red Sox manager Alex Cora:

Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez:

Brewers infielder and former Red Sox player Travis Shaw:

Author Stephen King, a proud Red Sox fan, was aware of the news, which broke during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues.

Celtics great Bill Russell:

Jon Lester:

Kevin Youkilis:

Tedy Bruschi:

Mike Lowell:

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh:

Boston Fire Department:

US Representative Ayanna Pressley:

Fans at Fenway Park on Monday:

Fans react to shooting of David Ortiz
Fans outside of Fenway talk about their reactions and thoughts on the shooting of retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. (Shelby Lum/Globe Staff)

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