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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