Santa Claus shot with pellet gun at DC toy giveaway


“22nd annual toy drive in #barryfarms #SE tainted when Santa is shot by pellet gun!” Credit: Delia Gonçalves (@9NewsDelia)



WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — A man wearing a Santa Claus suit was shot with a pellet gun Tuesday morning at a toy giveaway in Southeast Washington.


WUSA9’s Delia Gonçalves said the man was shot twice in the back, apparently from a nearby home, at the 22nd annual Barry Farm toy drive.


Police and fire officials are on scene investigating, Gonçalves said. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.