WASHINGTON (December 24, 2013) A man who was dressed as Santa Claus at a toy giveaway Tuesday in southeast Washington, D.C., is recovering after he was shot in the back with a pellet gun.
Fire department spokesman Timothy Wilson says the man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooting was reported at around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the toy giveaway in the Barry Farm section of the city.
The man's name was not released.
Police did not make any immediate arrests.