Country musician dies after accidentally shooting himself while filming music video
A devastating story
American country music singer Justin Carter has died after accidentally shooting himself while filming a music video. The 35-year-old musician was on set when his gun went off by mistake, it's been reported.
The singer had released a single and signed a management deal in the days leading up to his death, which is believed to have occurred in his Houston apartment.
Justin's mother confirmed the news, saying: "He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much.
"He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities.
"He just loved music, he was very gifted and by God, his voice was spectacular."
She also explained the incident, saying that a gun that was in his pocket "went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye".
She added: "He was a wonderful artist, he was the voice, he was the total package and we're trying to keep his legend alive."
The sad news was also shared by his management, through a social media post.
"Please keep Justin's family in your prayers and give them privacy in this hard time," read a message on his Instagram and Facebook pages.