NFL rookie shot in attempted robbery, suspected carjacking

Robinson suffered two gunshot wounds to lower extremities; Injuries non-life-threatening

Updated: August 29, 2022 - 8:52am

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot multiple times Sunday night in an attempted robbery or carjacking, according to authorities and the team.

The incident occurred in the Northeast section of Washington, D.C., according to the city's Metropolitan Police Department. Police also said two suspects fled the scene and a firearm was found nearby.

Robinson suffered two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was taken to a local hospital, Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck said.

The 23-year-old Robinson is being treated at the hospital for the non-life-threatening injuries.

Robinson was a two-time national champion at the University of Alabama before being drafted by the Commanders.

"We have been made aware that Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C. ... team officials are on-site with him," the Commanders said in a release. "We ask that you please respect Brian's privacy at this time."