Nederland teen accidentally shot by his twin brother dies in Houston hospital

NEDERLAND - The 14-year-old Nederland boy accidentally shot by his twin brother has died.

Kollsen Carter passed away Tuesday evening at a Houston hospital.

Carter was accidentally shot in the head by his brother when the pair were attempting to shoot a snake in Liberty county.

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 Carter knelt down between the snake and his brother when he was shot.

From the Liberty County Sheriff's Office...

Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed with the medical officials in Houston that the young 14 year old boy who was accidentally shot by his twin brother passed away last evening.

The investigation is still on-going but AT THIS TIME we do not anticipate any charges being filed in this tragic accidental shooting.

An attempt to shoot a snake found in a ditch of water on CR 2342 in mid-Liberty County, resulted in a fourteen year old boy accidently shooting his twin brother in the right side of the head with a .22 rifle.

At approximately 3:45pm this evening the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the shooting.

Lead Investigator Deputy John Tucker who received the initial call said that when he arrived, the one brother quickly admitted to the shooting.

According to Tucker, the twin said he and his brother saw a snake in the drainage ditch and went into the house and retrieved two .22 caliber rifles.

Just as one of the brothers aimed at the snake, the victim suddenly knelt down in between the snake and his brother and was shot approximately ½” above the right ear.

Life Flight was called to the scene and at the time the young man was transported to Herman Hospital he was non-responsive. 

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