Man Dressed as Santa Shot with Pellet Gun in D.C.

Photo credit: Channel 9's Delia Gonçalves.

Photo credit: Channel 9’s Delia Gonçalves.

A man dressed as Santa Claus for an annual toy drive in a Southeast D.C. neighborhood was shot with a pellet gun Tuesday morning.

Witnesses tell Channel 9 that it appeared the weapon was fired from a nearby home.

Police are investigating the incident. The unnamed victim was taken to a hospital for the treatment of minor injuries, but only after he finished delivering toys.

The assault occurred in the Barry Farm neighborhood on the 1200 block of Stevens Road. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s text tip line by text messaging 50411.

Hit ‘play’ below to check out the video from Channel 7.

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