Toddler shoots and kills mom while she’s on Zoom work call, police say

Mildred Europa Taylor August 14, 2021
The woman, Shamaya Lynn, was on a work-related call Wednesday when she was shot. Photo: Facebook

A toddler in Florida shot and killed a woman while she was on a Zoom conference call, police said Thursday. The woman, Shamaya Lynn, was on a work-related call Wednesday when she was shot by the toddler who found an unsecured handgun, Altamonte Springs Police said in a statement.

An individual on the work-related Zoom conference called 911 and reported that they had seen a toddler and heard a noise before the woman, 21, fell backward, the police said in the statement.

The statement added that when the police and paramedics responded, they “did their best in rendering aid,” but Lynn had a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

“Investigators determined that the injury was caused by a toddler who found a loaded handgun, which was left unsecured by an adult in the apartment,” the police said in the statement.

According to investigators, the handgun belonged to the father of the woman’s two young children, NBC affiliate WESH reported. The report added that the victim was the toddler’s mother.

Investigators are working with the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office to find out if any charges are appropriate for the owner of the gun, CNN reported.

“If you own a firearm, please keep it locked and secured,” Police Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr. said. “Incidents like this could be avoided.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: August 14, 2021


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