Christmas Eve Chaos: D.C. Santa Shot at Toy Drive [Video]

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    santa shotChristmas Eve at a Berry Farms toy giveaway in Southeast D.C. ended with an unexpected bang when Santa was shot in the back with a pellet gun, reports ABC7′s Kris Van Cleave.

    Sadly folks I’m not kidding. Someone did in fact shoot Santa during a toy giveaway in SE DC today. We have exclusive video on @ABC7News

    — Kris Van Cleave (@ABC7Kris) December 24, 2013

    That Santa, Xavier Hawkins, has been giving out toys to hundreds of children for the last 7 years and didn’t want to leave the scene.

    Santa wanted to continue w/toy giveaway. Police looking for person responsible for pellet gun shooting of Santa

    — Kris Van Cleave (@ABC7Kris) December 24, 2013

    “We could hear it coming out the window — muffled, boom — they didn’t get hit. I’m glad I got hit and no one else got hurt,” said Hawkins.

    In the spirit of Christmas, a man dressed as The Grinch stepped in hand out gifts.

    “This year, I decided to give back. My heart grew three times.”

    No one has been arrested yet. See the news report below.


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