Former HD football player Woodson HS, Vikings rookie injured in DC shootout

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Jaylen Twyman of HD Woodson High School, who was recently selected in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft, was one of four men shot at around 5:09 p.m. on 50th Street near Banks Place .

A former high school football star was reportedly injured in a quadruple shooting in northeast DC on Monday afternoon.

Jaylen Twyman of HD Woodson High School, who was recently selected in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft, was one of four men shot at around 5:10 p.m. on 50th Street near Banks Place .

According to DC Police, officers found two men with gunshot wounds. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, two other men from the same location entered local hospitals to treat gunshot wounds.

All four men sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said.

No suspect has been named yet, but police have released surveillance camera photos of a vehicle of interest. Anyone who can identify the car or is aware of the incident is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s advice line at 50411.

Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus has confirmed his identity to ESPN, claiming he was visiting an aunt at the time of the shooting. The DC native had “superficial exit wounds“while sitting in a car, Rosenhaus added,” but he won’t need surgery.

“Wrong place, wrong time” Rosenhaus said. “Talking to him today, he’ll be fine, that’s all that matters.” We are thankful that he is doing well. He will make a full recovery.

In a statement, the Vikings said they have been in contact with Twyman and his family and are “extremely grateful” for his full recovery. Twyman had just signed a four-year, $ 3.65 million contract with Minnesota in May, according to the Pioneer press.

Twyman led Woodson to a DC Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) Championship and the DC State Class AA Finals. He was recruited from Pittsburgh, where he spent three years playing as a defensive tackle.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred.

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