Brother, 5, shot 3-year-old in the face; mother charged

A Tennessee woman remains in the Cobb County jail a week after police say her 5-year-old son shot his 3-year-old brother in the face with a stolen gun at a Smyrna hotel .

Tashia Lenette Woods faces reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving charges in the shooting at a Comfort Inn & Suites on May 28, according arrest warrants.

According to Cobb police, Woods left a loaded black semi-automatic Taurus .380 in a unsecured bag on the floor. The 5-year-old found the gun and shot the boy in the face, according to the warrant. An 11-year-old was also inside the room, but was not injured, police said.

Police said Woods and her boyfriend drove the boy to the hospital, but didn’t call 911, Channel 2 Action News reported. Staff at the Corporate Plaza hotel called authorities, who eventually found the trio at the hospital.

The 3-year-old’s condition was not released Monday, but he survived the shooting, Channel 2 reported. The children are in the care of the Division of Family and Children Services.

Woods, a convicted felon, was not supposed to be in possession of the weapon, which was reported stolen in December from gun store Double Tap Tactical in Clarksville, Tenn, according to the arrest warrants. In June 2010, Woods was convicted of selling cocaine in her hometown Nashville, Tenn. The warrant does not indicate how Woods became in possession of the gun.

The general manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites told Channel 2 guns are not permitted on the property.