Mom Accidentally Shoots 9-Year-Old Son POSTED: 5:55 am EDT July 23, 2007 UPDATED: 10:57 am EDT July 23, 2007 ATLANTA -- A 9-year-old remains in critical condition at the hospital after being shot by his mother. Police said they believe the incident was a tragic accident, but they plan on charging Johnny Andrews' mother. According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department, Johnny's mom, Kerri Fitts, was learning to use a 45 calibur handgun Saturday night when the gun went off. Officials said one bullet hit Johnny in the stomach and another bullet hit an apartment wall. "Obviously, we have questions as to why they would be messing with a gun in an apartment at 1 o'clock in the morning with children present, but we have no reason to believe it is anything but an accident," said Sheriff Jeff Wigington. There were two other children inside the apartment at the time but they were okay. Fitts could face reckless conduct charges, which is a misdemeanor.