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.