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Vikings rookie shot 4 times in DC

Vikings rookie shot 4 times in DC Photo: Minnesota Vikings.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: June 22, 2021 06:09 PM
Created: June 21, 2021 07:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman is in a hospital recovering after being shot four times in Washington, D.C.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Twyman — a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft — was in a car and visiting his aunt when he was shot multiple times.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, reportedly told Schefter that Twyman won't need surgery but has superficial wounds, calling it a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021

Fortunately, Twyman is expected to make a full recovery.

Gregory Fuller was Twyman's high school football coach in Washington, D.C.

 "I just couldn't believe it," Fuller said. "Just numb and startled at that time when I heard it. Jaylen was always the type of young man who wants to separate himself from any that type of violent things going on around his life. He's going to go give all of his heart. He's going to leave it all on the field. Not 100% but 1,000% of the time. He's a good person and one hell of a player."

The Vikings released the following statement to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS:

"Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of several victims wounded during a shooting in Washington, DC, today. We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery. At this time we will defer any further comment to the proper authorities."

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