Who shot Jaylen Twyman? Vikings rookie, 21, injured after he was shot at 4 times in Washington DC
The rookie sixth-round pick from the University of Pittsburgh was in a car when the incident happened. Jaylen Twyman is expected to make a full recovery
Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman, 21, was shot four times in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 21, his agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed. Twyman's gunshot wounds were described by Rosenhaus as "superficial, exit wounds" that were sustained inside a vehicle while visiting his aunt in Washington DC. He had negative X-rays and will not need an operation.
Twyman was simply at the "wrong place, wrong time," Rosenhaus stated. When the incident happened Twyman was in a vehicle. He's expected to make a full recovery. The police department has not revealed any motive behind the incident yet. Gun violence and mass shootings around the United States continue to increase at an alarming clip. Three people were killed, including a veteran police officer and the suspected gunman, in a shooting in Olde Town Arvada on June 21. Three people died and five were wounded in a mass shooting that took place at Richmond, California on Sunday, June 20. A manhunt has been launched for a suspect who reportedly killed three people in a hit-and-run and shooting. The shooting took place in Coos Bay, Oregon on June 18.
The shooting involving Twyman happened around 5 pm in the 300 block of 50th Street, Northeast and all four men that were shot are expected to survive, according to DC Police.
The Vikings said they are in direct contact with Twyman and his family and are "extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery." The statement read, "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.”
Adam Schefter tweeted, "Vikings’ rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting an aunt in Washington DC."
Vikings have been apprised of the situation with Jaylen Twyman, who was in a car when he was shot. There were superficial, exit wounds, Drew Rosenhaus said. Twyman does not need surgery. Xrays were negative. The anticipation is he will make a full recovery. https://t.co/6UjwkRV1bY— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021
The Viking age tweeted, "Some scary news about #Vikings rookie DT Jaylen Twyman, who is currently recovering from 4 gunshot wounds Thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery without surgery." While one person tweeted, "4 times? Bro that stuff is lame. I’m wishing a speedy recovery for dude. What he do to deserve all that?"
4 times? Bro that stuff is lame. I’m wishing a speedy recovery for dude. What he do to deserve all that? https://t.co/wVdXWFsR7Z— TheKidSid (@DCKidSid) June 22, 2021
One person tweeted, "BUT THEN THEY WONDER WHY MOST BLACK MEN FEEL THE NEED TO STAY STRAPPED IT’S A WAR OUT HERE FOR YS EVERY DIRECTION WE TURN THE OPPS/ THE COPS/ 50% OF ALL THE OTHER RACES AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ONES WHO BE IN YOUR FACE BUT PLOTTING ON THE LOW" While another one called it "horrifying" and said, "Horrifying. Thank God #JaylenTwyman is okay."
BUT THEN THEY WONDER WHY MOST BLACK MEN FEEL THE NEED TO STAY STRAPPED IT’S A WAR OUT HERE FOR YS EVERY DIRECTION WE TURN THE OPPS/ THE COPS/ 50% OF ALL THE OTHER RACES AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ONES WHO BE IN YOUR FACE BUT PLOTTING ON THE LOW https://t.co/iIeevNgeml— CHAVIS CUNNINGHAM (@CHAVISCUNNINGH1) June 22, 2021
Twyman, 21, was born in the nation’s capital and attended HD Woodson High School in Northeast Washington. He went to the University of Pittsburgh after amassing 91 tackles and nine sacks his senior season at Woodson. As a redshirt sophomore at Pitt, he notched 41 tackles and 10.5 sacks while starting all 13 games. The Vikings selected him in the sixth round, no 199 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
DC police has put out a lookout alert for the vehicle and driver on Twitter. They suspect it may be involved in the shooting that injured Twyman.
MPD seeks the public's assistance in locating a vehicle in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred 6/21/21 in the 300 block of 50th Street, Northeast.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 22, 2021
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