A woman at an apartment complex in Hermitage was accidentally shot by her neighbor late Sunday night while he was playing with his gun.
The incident occurred at 11 p.m. at the Pine Brook Apartments located at 1005 Hickory Hill Lane.
According to authorities, David White, 22, admitted he was playing with his gun inside his bedroom when the weapon discharged.
The bullet reportedly went through the ceiling of the apartment below, striking a sleeping woman below her left shoulder.
The woman was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
News 2 spoke with the victim's husband, Vincent Goutremont, who was home at the time of the accident along with their two children, a six-year-old and one-year-old.
He reported he woke to his wife screaming. She was sleeping just six feet from the baby's crib where the child was also sleeping.
Goutremont told News 2 his wife is expected to be released from the hospital Monday. The bullet went into her chest and doctors plan to keep it there.
White was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and drug possession without a prescription.
The drug charges stem from marijuana and 1.5 amphetamine pills police found inside his apartment, the affidavit read.
His bond is set at $15,000.
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