Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four times in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He is expected to make a full recovery.
"Wrong place, wrong time," his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN, which was first to report that Twyman had been shot. "In talking to him today, he's going to be OK — that's all that matters. We're thankful he's OK. He will make a full recovery."
Rosenhaus confirmed the details to the Star Tribune.
Twyman, a D.C. native and rookie sixth-round pick by the Vikings out of Pittsburgh, walked himself into the hospital after suffering superficial and exit wounds, Rosenhaus said, but will not need surgery after X-rays were negative for broken bones. He's expected to be released from the hospital this week with no apparent long-term injuries, Rosenhaus said Tuesday morning.
"We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery," the Vikings said in a statement. "At this time we will defer any further comment to the proper authorities."
Rosenhaus said Twyman was in a vehicle at the time of the shooting, and that he was in Washington visiting his aunt.
He was one of four men injured in the shooting, and all are expected to survive, according to D.C. Police. Upon arrival to the scene, police found two men suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to an area hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Another two men sought treatment at local hospitals for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
D.C. Police issued a lookout alert for a vehicle that may have been involved in the shooting.
Twyman, 21, participated in the Vikings' offseason program, which concluded Thursday when the team's final spring practice in Eagan was canceled by head coach Mike Zimmer as a reward to players.