In a bit of odd news this Christmas Eve, Santa Claus was shot in the back by a pellet gun in Southeast DC during a charity toy giveaway. The incident was filmed by ABC 7 and is quickly going viral on the internet.
Per ABC 7 reporter Kris Van Cleave's Twitter, Santa is doing okay. There are currently no suspects in the shooting, but it's safe to say the culprit has earned himself a spot on the naughty list this year.
.@DCPoliceDept officers on scene believe pellet gun shots came from a 2nd story window. No suspect in pellet shooting of Santa. Santa is OK— Kris Van Cleave (@ABC7Kris) December 24, 2013
This is just really sad. The last place someone should expect to get shot by a pellet gun would be during a charity giveaway. Santa could have been seriously hurt if he had been struck in the face. I'm glad everyone is okay.