WASHINGTON (TCD) -- A 23-year-old rookie running back for the Washington Commanders was reportedly shot multiple times during an attempted carjacking over the weekend.
According to a statement, on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 12:08 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 1300 block of H Street Northeast for reports of a shooting and found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was reportedly transported to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police also identified as white Toyota Camry as a vehicle of interest.
NBC Washington reports the victim, Brian Robinson Jr., was hit twice during a struggle with two suspects. Robinson reportedly tried to wrestle a gun away from one teen suspect while the other one allegedly shot him. The suspects reportedly tried to rob him and take Robinson’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Chief of Police Robert Contee reportedly said the suspects "may be between 15 and 17 years of age."
On Sunday evening, the Washington Commanders released a statement saying, "We have been made aware that Brian Robinson, Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where Team officials are on-site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian's recovery at this time."
Ron Rivera, the Commanders head coach, tweeted, "I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best."
NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday that Robinson was "shot in the glute and lower leg" and that he has "not been ruled out for playing at some point this season," though he emphasized that Robinson’s recovery was the main priority.
Rapoport also shared a photo from Robinson’s Instagram Story, which he took from a hospital, that says, "Surgery went well! Thanks for the prayers! God is Great!"