What sort of sick and depraved lunatic would shoot a volunteer Santa as he prepares to hand out toys to children in a crime ridden and economically depressed neighborhood? Police are on the hunt for that douche bag right now.
Xavier Hawkins was that volunteer Santa and the neighborhood was in the Barry Farm section of South DC. Mr Hawkins has been volunteering for years and as he puts it “giving back”. There were dozens of people present including little children.
Not letting the assailant stop their mission, the toy distribution continued while Mr Hawkins was transported to the hospital.
Luckily for Mr Hawkins he was shot with a pellet gun and after a few hours in the hospital he was released and is expected to fully recover from the ordeal. Police are still looking for the assailant.
Always be on guard and be ever vigilant, you never know when some nutball is going to try and ruin your day.
You can watch the video of the incident as it happened here:
Santa’s helper shot