Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot multiple times on Sunday evening during an attempted robbery, law enforcement sources told NBC4 Washington.
Robinson Jr.'s injuries from the shooting are non-life threatening, sources close to the situation told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.
The incident occurred in Northeast Washington on the 1000 block of H Street, D.C. police told NBC4. The suspects tried to take Robinson Jr.'s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, upon which a scuffle ensued and the shots were fired. Robinson Jr. was taken to an area hospital following the incident.
The 23-year-old was selected in the third round of the most recent NFL Draft and, after a strong preseason, was trending toward a major role in the team's offense during the 2022 regular season.
UPDATE: 9:03 p.m.
The Commanders released a statement that reads: "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 privacy at this time."
I always look forward to football season. I was not looking forward to hearing about a carjacking. I hope this young man has a speedy recovery. He was shot twice but it not life threatening. Even though he is not in critical condition, this is messing with his lively hood. There are steps a person can take to avoid a robbery, but in some scenarios there is nothing you can do.