David & # 39; Big Papi & # 39; Ortiz celebrates being at home with family by grilling a large juicy steak after spending more than seven weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In his first social media since the failed assassination attempt, Ortiz shared a moving message with fans.
& # 39; Being at home and watching my family celebrate being safe here is priceless & # 39 ;, Ortiz wrote. & # 39; Thank you for all prayers. & # 39;
David & # 39; Big Papi & # 39; Ortiz is grateful to be home after surviving a failed assassination attempt on June 9 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
Ortiz went to social media to express his gratitude to fans and shared that he now spends time with family as he recovers
He posted pictures of his joke about food: & # 39; Too bad I can't crush food yet & # 39;
The sweet note is attached to a series of photos of a thick steak on the grill, a creamy pasta dish and a partially stripped fish.
Unfortunately, Ortiz may have to wait a little longer to eat his meal.
He added: & # 39; Too bad I can't crush food yet. & # 39;
Ortiz was shot in the back with a Browning Hi Powered semi-automatic pistol on June 9 in a nightclub in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
According to Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez, Ortiz was not the target that evening and the bullet was intended for Ortiz & # 39; s friend, Sixto David Fernandez.
WCVB reports that Fernandez usually reserves a table in the Dial Bar and Lounge on Sunday where the attempted murder took place.
Ortiz was shot in a nightclub after being mistaken for the intended purpose, his friend, Sixto David Fernandez
Ortiz was operated on for six hours in the Dominican Republic before going to the Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment
After more than seven weeks in the hospital, Ortiz was released on Friday, July 26. Fans hold up a sign for Ortiz during the fourth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on June 26
That night Ortiz and Fernandez were dressed in similar outfits and sat at the same table.
The shooter was shown a photo of the table just before the attack, but was confused by the low light of the night club.
While he still mistook Ortiz for Fernandez, the shooter arrived at the club, ambushing Ortiz from behind shot it at point-blank range at around 20.50pm.
Ortiz was transferred to a hospital in the Dominican Republic, where he underwent a six-hour operation, resulting in the removal of his colon, gallbladder and part of his intestines.
Ortiz was transported to the Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment on 10 June and arrived around 10.30 p.m.
Guard images were captured when Ortiz was shot in a case of a wrong identity in the Dominican Republic
Ortiz underwent three operations before being released on Friday.
On June 11, 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia was accused of murder, criminal association, and intentional injury caused by the use of an illegal firearm.
Garcia reportedly reported taking part in the shooting, but Garcia's defense team said the man didn't shoot Ortiz.
Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz aka & # 39; Sandy & # 39 ;, 25, was arrested as the potential shooter after officials say he had known the crime.
It is believed that Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez is the brain behind the attempt to hit.
He allegedly hoped to murder Fernandez, his cousin, because Vasquez believed that Fernandez had attacked him on the local authorities about a drug case in 2011 that led to Vasquez's imprisonment.
A total of fourteen people were arrested for the Ortiz shooting.
In an official statement to the media, Ortiz called the Massachusetts General Hospital medical team, & # 39; some of the best teammates I have ever had & & # 39 ;.
Ortiz will continue to recover in his house.
Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez allegedly tried to kill his cousin, Sixto David Fernandez, because he had sewn Vasquez for a drug case in 2011
Fourteen suspects have been arrested for their alleged role in the attempted murder of Ortiz, including Vasquez (right)
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