A man dressed as Santa Claus for a toy giveaway was shot in the back with a pellet gun Tuesday morning in the Southeast area of Washington, D.C., WJLA reported.
A WJLA photographer who was interviewing the man at the time of the shooting and captured it on video said the victim was struck in his upper back. Police told the news station they believe the pellet gun shots came from a second story window in a nearby building.
Paramedics insisted the victim be transported to a nearby hospital, although the man dressed as Santa wanted to continue on the toy giveaway, according to WJLA. He is expected to make a full recovery.
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