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Santa Claus Shot With Pellet Gun (Really) While Delivering Toys in Washington, DC

Volunteers step in to continue toy giveaway.

"22nd annual toy drive in #barryfarms #SE tainted when Santa is shot by pellet gun!" Credit: Delia Gonçalves (@9NewsDelia via Twitter.)
"22nd annual toy drive in #barryfarms #SE tainted when Santa is shot by pellet gun!" Credit: Delia Gonçalves (@9NewsDelia via Twitter.)
Put this one in the category of ... What the what?

A man dressed as Santa Claus — one of his helpers — was shot in the back with a pellet gun Monday while delivering toys in Southeast Washington, DC.

According to an ABC7 photographer who was interviewing the victim at the time of the shooting, the man in the Santa suit was struck in his upper back. He was transported to a nearby hospital with the pellet still lodged in his shoulder.

The toys were being handed out at the 22nd annual Barry Farm toy drive, according to WUSA9. Volunteers stepped in to continue the toy giveaway, the station reported.


Sheriffchris December 26, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Toughest guns regulation in the country.. for sure only the bad guys have weapons here how that working out for you ?
Ben Novick December 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Somebody must have thought a "toy drive by" was the same as a "drive by shooting."
keith golay December 26, 2013 at 02:28 PM
get a job and buy toys for your own kids, then again i dont blame you they really arent your kids
keith golay December 26, 2013 at 02:30 PM
lita is on crack maybe we need to find that pellet gun
Lyle G. LePage December 26, 2013 at 02:41 PM
So now we ban pellet guns? Then what?.......blowguns?

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