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.

Andy White December 24, 2013 at 06:57 PM
It was Fox News! They said Santa was white, and they meant it! Or at least, they'll make sure of it.
tom reese December 24, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Only in America, and where is our illustrious leader? Not in Washington for sure.
tom reese December 24, 2013 at 08:08 PM
My comment was deleted, but the prior one made it?
Ben Novick December 24, 2013 at 10:57 PM
What do we expect from a community based on hatred and violence.
lita December 25, 2013 at 01:19 AM
What has President Obama vacationing in Hawaii to do with some fool in DC shooting Santa? Please keep the ignorant remarks like Tom Reese's out of the comment area.
Cindy Halpern December 25, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Peace on Earth can never come when someone shoots someone giving toys to children.
Alan Lamb December 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM
apparently (lita) likes the idea of a united states of Nazi America.
Michael Starr December 25, 2013 at 06:22 PM
God forbid you exercise your right to free speech, some liberal might get offended.
Linda Habecker December 25, 2013 at 06:45 PM
So, Tom, Is your illustrious leader going to stop all these shootings? don't think so.. And he wasn't on "vacation" when the others happened. So you are blaming the President for all the shootings, every day. And BTW...People DO go on vacation for Christmas, President or not. Leave him out of all these shootings and find the real reasons!!!!
Helen Prince December 25, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Please people it is the holidays. Here was a man doing a very good deed, do we have to turn this into something political? This man was trying to bring joy to children and someone shoots him in the shoulder and you have to turn this into things about free speech and politics and race. Give this man credit for what he was doing and hope that whoever shot him is caught. Happy Holidays.
Don Bryan December 26, 2013 at 05:14 AM
How Sick some people are today...And they wants us to feel sorry for them. Poor Them
KK December 26, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Why is nobody surprised that this happened in D.C.?
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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