Country singer Justin Carter killed in shooting with music video prop weapon, reports say

Posted: 4:22 AM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-22 08:07:53-04
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HOUSTON — Country music singer Justin Carter has died after an accidental shooting involving a music video prop weapon, according to reports.

The Texas-based singer was shot and killed at his apartment in Houston, a local ABC station says.

Carter's mother Cindy McClellan spoke with Fox News about her son's death. She told them the gun was accidentally fired while in his pocket, hitting him in the corner of the eye.

ABC11 Eyewitness News says Carter had recently signed with a management company.

Fox says the 35-year-old singer left behind two young children.