DC police trying to determine who shot Santa

December 26, 2013 4:53:15 AM PST
Police still don't know who shot a Santa in the back with a pellet gun in Washington DC.

Xavier Hawkins was walking on Christmas Eve, handing out toys to children, something he's done for the last seven years. This year, when he was doing it, someone shot him.

"I got shot kind of right in there somewhere, right here and I felt the burning sensation," he said, motioning ot his back. "I think they were targeting Santa directly."

"I got mad though. I didn't want to go to the hospital," said Hawkins.

Hawkins says he will return to give out gifts next year. Residents in the high crime neighborhood recommended he wear a bulletproof vest.

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