Local News Crew Captures Santa Claus Being Shot With Pellet Gun While Giving Out Presents In D.C.

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ABC7 was reporting on a Christmas toy giveaway in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday when the subject of the segment — a man dressed in a Santa suit — was shot with a pellet gun.

The footage above shows the man realizing he's been hit in the back while walking down the street in D.C.'s Berry Farm neighborhood. According to WUSA9, the man was shot twice.

ABC 7 said the man was treated at a hospital and is expected to recover. A man dressed as the Grinch reportedly took over the toy giveaway — police say they have no suspects.

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

Kris Van Cleave

@ABC7Kris

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

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Just arrived at the scene of the Santa shooting. He's riding an ambulance not a sleigh but will be ok

Kris Van Cleave

@ABC7Kris

Just arrived at the scene of the Santa shooting. He's riding an ambulance not a sleigh but will be ok

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The Grinch saving Christmas in Barry Farms after Santa shot with pellet gun. Santa will be ok. #onlyon7

Kris Van Cleave

@ABC7Kris

The Grinch saving Christmas in Barry Farms after Santa shot with pellet gun. Santa will be ok. #onlyon7

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