Pistol fired accidently; 1 injured next door




Coach Joe Gonzalez is taken to the AirLife helicopter on Tuesday afternoon after he was hit in the eye after a pistol was accidently discharged at the Bullet Hole gun shop. Gonzalez had been working with ten children next door at Revolution Athletics. He was flown to University Hospital where his injury could be examined. Initially, it was not know if the injury was caused by fragments from the bullet or from the wall.

Coach Joe Gonzalez is taken to the AirLife helicopter on Tuesday afternoon after he was hit in the eye after a pistol was accidently discharged at the Bullet Hole gun shop. Gonzalez had been working with ten children next door at Revolution Athletics. He was flown to University Hospital where his injury could be examined. Initially, it was not know if the injury was caused by fragments from the bullet or from the wall.

While a man was unloading a 9 mm Glock pistol at weapons shop in Jourdanton, it was allegedly discharged accidently Tuesday afternoon, December 6.

In the Bullet Hole gun shop, the bullet struck the wall at an angle and traveled through the wall into the business next door, “Revolution Athletics.”

The bullet traveled toward a wall of windows that faced Texas Hwy. 97. However, the bullet took a slightly different path, striking one of the brick support between glass panes. The bullet is believed to have then ricocheted toward the back corner of the room where an adult was working with a group of ten children. The adult, known as “Coach Joe Gonzalez” was struck in one of his eyes.

The coach was taken by EMS to the helicopter landing pad at the sheriff’s department and was then transported to University Hospital in San Antonio. At that time, Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser said it had not been determined if the man’s injury to the eye was due to a piece of shrapnel from the brick wall or from the bullet.

Coach Joe Gonzalez’ condition was listed as stable when he arrived at University Hospital in San Antonio. Police Chief Kaiser said his condition was still stable at press time.


Hole made by bullet accidently discharged at a business next door to Revolution Athletics.

Hole made by bullet accidently discharged at a business next door to Revolution Athletics.

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