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Man shoots himself in testicle while holstering gun in Guadalupe County

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GUADALUPE COUNTY, Texas – A man shot himself in the testicle on Saturday while trying to holster his gun, according to the Seguin Gazette.

An employee with McQueeney Gun Club, where the incident occurred, helped treat the man and was able to stop the bleeding in less than a minute, a Guadalupe County Police Sgt. Donny White said.

“He was trying to place it back in the holster and somehow hit the slide release or the safety and it actually went off,” White told the Seguin Gazette.

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White said the gun the man shot himself with was a 9 mm Smith & Wesson.

The man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center and was "in good spirits" when Seguin EMS arrived, the Gazette reported.


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Mary Claire Patton

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT including the Austin bombings, the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, the Dallas police ambush and Hurricane Harvey.