CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Refugio County Sheriff Raul "Pinky" Gonzalez was rushed to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital when he accidently discharged his firearm.
Gonzalez was grazed on his right back side, the bullet then entered his left calf, and lodged in his left ankle, according to a post from the Refugio County Sheriff's Office.
Doctors successfully removed the bullet from his ankle and he is set to be released Thursday.
While the situation is considered to be an accident, Texas Rangers were called to conduct an independent investigation, according to the post.
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