Country Singer Dead After Accidentally Shooting Himself While Filming Music Video

A rising country star is dead after a fatal gun accident.

Justin Carter, 35, was filming a music video in his Houston apartment, when a gun that he had in his pocket accidentally fired, shooting Carter in the head.

“Justin had a potential, in our eyes and a lot of people’s eyes, to be the next Garth Brooks,” Mark Atherton -- the spokesperson for Triple Threat Management, who had recently signed the late singer -- told ABC 13.

Speaking to Fox News, Cindy McClellan said that that the gun “went off and caught [her] son in the corner of his eye”.

“He was a wonderful artist,” she said. “He was the voice, he was the total package and we’re trying to keep his legend [alive].”

“He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much,” McClellan went on to share. “He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities.”

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A family man -- who leaves behind his two young daughters, Dixie and Kaylee -- his mother noted that he wanted to find musical success so that he'd be able to "take care of his family".

The news was announced on social media, in a post that read:

“Please keep Justin’s family in your prayers and give them privacy in this hard time. Justin is no longer with us, he has passed away. He will be missed by us all. He was always full of joy, laughter, and loved on so many people in his life. Justin appreciated all his fans and their support. Justin loved all of you.”

Carter's family have set up a GoFundMe to assist with funeral costs, and his management plan to release the rest of his music, with proceeds going to the family.

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