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New Details Released On Shooting Of Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr.

We’re learning more about the shooting of Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson JR.

On Sunday afternoon, Robinson was shot twice in his lower extremities during an attempted robbery but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

According to ESPN, two men have been identified potential suspects in the shooting and a gun was recovered at the crime scene.


According to Dustin Sternbeck, the director of communications for the Metro Police Department in Washington, the incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. ET in the 1000 block of H Street, NE, in the district.

When police arrived on the scene they located Robinson, who, according to Sternbeck, was suffering from “a couple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.” He was transported immediately to a local hospital.

Sternbeck said police have identified two potential suspects and recovered a firearm a short distance from where the incident occurred. He said authorities are not yet sure if Robinson was the victim of a carjacking or just an armed robbery attempt.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera visited Robinson at the hospital and released a statement on Twitter.

I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.

The team also released statement regarding Robinson’s shooting.

“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C.,” the statement reads. “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.”