A man dressed as Santa was struck by a pellet gun while delivering toys in Southeast D.C. on Christmas Eve, police say.
The man was attending a toy giveaway in 1200 block of Stevens Road SE in the Barry Farm neighborhood shortly before 9:15 a.m. when he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his back. Police and EMS units responded to the scene.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released his identity and are investigating the incident as an assault.