Mom shot dead by her toddler as she talked on Zoom leaving other callers stunned after child picked up 'unsecured' gun
13th August 2021

A MOM-OF-TWO was accidentally shot dead by her toddler while she was on a Zoom conference call with work colleagues, reports say.

Cops said the child allegedly picked up a loaded gun that was "unsecured" in the Florida apartment.

Shamaya Lynn, 21, suddenly fell backward after a loud bang was heard on the Zoom call, Altamonte Springs police said in a statement.

It's reported that a toddler was apparently seen in the background of the call.

A person on the call phoned 911 after hearing the noise, according to WKMG-TV.

Police said in the statement that the 21-year-old was shot by a toddler who found a loaded handgun in the apartment.

Cops said that an adult in the apartment had left the firearm unsecured, according to the Associated Press.

Police reported to the call at around 11am on Wednesday morning.

Cops said Shamaya had a gunshot wound to her head and medics tried to give the mom aid but it was too late.

Police confirmed that the woman was the mother of the toddler and another child who was at the home of the incident.

Officer Robert Ruiz Jr warned: "If you own a firearm, please keep it locked and secured. Incidents like this could be avoided."

The investigation remains ongoing and police are working with the Seminole County's State Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed.

Anyone who has information should contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at (407) 339-2441 or dial 911.

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