According to team officials and his agent, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while travelling in a vehicle in Washington, DC.
Twyman, a 21-year-old rookie selected in May, was one of four people shot in Monday’s shooting in his hometown, where he was visiting an aunt, according to ESPN.
Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter “Wrong place, wrong time.” “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.”
The 21-year-old defensive tackle was born in Washington, D.C., and attended H.D. Woodson High School, where he wore No. 55. He had ended up signing a rookie contract with the Vikings after attending the University of Pittsburgh, according to NBC4.
Stephanie Twyman answered questions while in the hospital with her son using the video intercom on her Ring doorbell.
“I’m hurt and I know that it can happen to anyone,” she said. “I want [people] to know that Jaylen is fine. He’s strong. He’s going to make a 100% recovery.”