Santa Claus shot with pellet gun in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man dressed as Santa Claus at a toy giveaway in southeast Washington, D.C., is recovering after being 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 around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at a toy giveaway in the Barry Farm section of the city.

The man's name was not released, and police did not make any immediate arrests.

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