LOUISVILLE, TN (WATE) – No charges will be filed against a woman who accidentally shot a nine year old son in the head by accident.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says a nine-year-old boy in Louisville is recovering at University of Tennessee Medical Center after he was shot in the head.

The accident happened Tuesday night.

The sheriff’s office said the boy’s mother was handling the gun while the boy was playing  and it went off by accident.

They said the round traveled through the floor and sub-floor to to the first floor and struck the boy on the forehead.

The sheriff’s office said the boy is expected to make a full recovery.Copyright WJHL. All rights reserved 2016. WATE contributed to the development of this story.