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Friday, August 13, 2021

Florida mom fatally shot by toddler while on Zoom call

Posted By on Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:20 PM

click to enlarge An Altamonte Springs woman was fatally shot by her toddler while on a work call. - ADOBE
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  • An Altamonte Springs woman was fatally shot by her toddler while on a work call.

A Florida mom was fatally shot by her toddler while taking part in a Zoom call on Wednesday.

According to the Altamonte Springs Police Department, 21-year-old Shamaya Lynn was on a conference call when her child found the loaded weapon. Co-workers called police after hearing the gunshot and seeing Lynn fall out of frame. When police arrived at Lynn's home, they found her with a gunshot wound to the head and were unable to revive her.

“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,” said ASPD officer Rob Ruiz in a news release.

The gun belonged to the toddler's father, according to a report from WKMG. The local authorities have not determined if the gun owner should face any charges.

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