Country music singer Justin Carter died after a reported accidental shooting involving a gun being used as a music video prop, according to reports.

The Texas native had recently signed a deal with Triple Threat Management. Mark Atherton, who signed Carter, confirmed the death to ABC 11 in Houston Thursday.

The gun reportedly went off accidentally in Carter’s apartment after it was used as a prop for a music video, according to Atherton.


Other details about the musician’s death were not immediately available.

His mother, Cindy McClellan, told Fox News that the gun in his pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye” on Saturday.

Carter leaves behind two young daughters.

"He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much," McClellan told the outlet. "He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities."

She said the family had set up a GoFundMe account to cover funeral costs, as well as transport his body back from Houston to San Antonio.

The management group said that Carter’s music will be released posthumously and proceeds will be given to his family.

“Justin had a potential to, you know, in our eyes, and a lot of people's eyes to be the next Garth Brooks," Atherton said.