NEDERLAND - Dozens of people converged on Bulldog Stadium in Nederland on Tuesday night for a prayer vigil to support Kollsen Carter, the 14-year-old who was accidentally shot in the head by his twin brother.
The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Monday on County Road 2342 in Liberty County. Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputies say the boys saw the snake in a drainage ditch and went inside their home to get two .22-caliber rifles.
Investigators say Kollsen knelt down between the snake and his brother when he was shot.
At the vigil, “Amazing Grace” was one of many songs that rang out in Bulldog Stadium.
Brittnee Garner and Jessi Farmer were two of Kollsen Carter’s many teachers in attendance at Tuesday night’s vigil.
The two say they taught Kollsen and his twin brother Kolby at Central Middle School.
"They are, they are the biggest rays of sunshine, both of them," Farmer said.
Carter is said to be in critical condition, but the vigil’s focus was praying for the fourteen-year-old to heal.
Students like Joshua Mazyck are looking forward to seeing the twins next year as they are set to begin freshman year at Nederland High School.
"We want him to fight through this and come back, play football with us, play basketball with us and run track with us," Mazyck said.
Garner and Farmer feel that sending prayers, offerings and a balloon release into the sky is the best way to support the Carter family from back home.
"There is not a community in the world like ours I believe that without a doubt,” Garner said.
“We are able to come together at any given time and at any given place and we're able to be there for anybody," Farmer said.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office tells us they do not anticipate charges being filed in the accidental shooting.
The sheriff’s office is still investigating the shooting.
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