Christmas Eve Chaos: D.C. Santa Shot At Toy Drive [VIDEO]

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Christmas 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.

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.

“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; but one Twitter user said it best:

See ABC7 report below:

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