Minnesota Vikings player shot 4 times, agent says he was 'innocent bystander'

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Minnesota Vikings player shot 4 times, agent says he was 'innocent bystander'

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot in his hometown of Washington, D.C., on Monday, suffering non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Twyman, a Vikings rookie who played at the University of Pittsburgh, was in his car heading to visit his aunt when he was shot four times, said his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

PHOTO: Pitt Panthers defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) fights through a block during the Quick Lane Bowl game between the Pitt Panthers and the Eastern Michigan Eagles, Dec. 26, 2019, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Scott W. Grau/icon Sportswire/AP, FILE)
PHOTO: Pitt Panthers defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) fights through a block during the Quick Lane Bowl game between the Pitt Panthers and the Eastern Michigan Eagles, Dec. 26, 2019, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Scott W. Grau/icon Sportswire/AP, FILE)

The 21-year-old was one of four men injured in the shooting just after 5 p.m., the Metropolitan Police Department said. All of their injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.

Twyman "was an innocent bystander," Rosenhaus told ABC News via email Tuesday.

PHOTO: Jaylen Twyman (NFL)
PHOTO: Jaylen Twyman (NFL)

"Jaylen is recovering and feeling better," Rosenhaus said. "He will be released from the hospital in a few days and is expected to be healthy enough in time to play football this season."

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The Vikings said in a statement Monday, "We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery."

Police are looking for a car of interest caught on a nearby surveillance camera.

PHOTO: Vehicle of interest in shooting of Jaylen Twyman. (Metropolitan Police Department)
PHOTO: Vehicle of interest in shooting of Jaylen Twyman. (Metropolitan Police Department)

Police ask anyone with information to call 202-727-9099. A reward up to $10,000 is available.

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