Washington Commandos' new running back Brian Robinson was shot several times on Sunday evening in a possible robbery attempt within Washington, D.C., according to a spokesperson for the police.
He was taken to a hospital with what the team called "non-life-threatening injuries. " In the words of a team spokesperson, the co-owners Dan as well as Tanya Snyder,
President Jason Wright and team coach Ron Rivera, team physician Dr. Anthony Casolaro and Dr. Barbara Roberts, a clinical psychologist, are also at the hospital together with Robinson.
As per Dustin Sternbeck, the director of communications for the Metro Police Department in Washington, D.C.
The incident took place just before 6 p.m. ET within block 1000 of H Street, NE, in the district.
RB Brian Robinson hospitalized
As the police arrived at the scene, they found Robinson who according to Sternbeck suffered from "a couple of gunshot wounds to the lower extremities of his body." He was taken to the local hospital.
Sternbeck confirmed that authorities have identified two possible suspects, and also recovered a firearm just a few feet from the spot the spot where the incident took place.
The police chief said they aren't yet certain whether Robinson was victimized by an attempted carjacking, or just an attempted armed robbery.