Mom shot and killed by toddler while on Zoom call with co-workers

August 16, 2021

The child got hold of an unsecured weapon that belonged to her boyfriend.

In Florida, a mom has been shot and killed by her toddler while she was in a Zoom call with her co-workers. Shamaya Lynn’s daughter picked up a gun that belonged to her boyfriend and accidentally fired a fatal round, aimed at her working mom. It is understood that the weapon was not securely stored.

One of Lynn’s co-workers recalls hearing a loud noise and seeing that Lynn’s head fell backwards while the meeting was taking place. Paramedics promptly arrived at the scene in Florida. Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do, seeing as the shot went through the 21-year-old mother’s head, killing her instantly.

“I don’t know where to begin,” the woman said in the 911 call obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. “We’re on a live with a company. We just got hired. One of the girls passed out, she was bleeding. She has the camera on. Her baby is crying in the back.”

“She’s not answering or anything. We’re calling her name and she’s not talking or responding,” the distressed colleague continued.

The Seminole County State Attorney’s Office is currently investigating whether the mother’s boyfriend is facing any criminal charges due to the fact that his gun was so easily accessible by the child.

Luckily, Lynn’s two children are physically not harmed and currently living with her family. The exact extent of any emotional scars they may have remain to be seen. 

The police have stressed that gun owners must ensure their weapons are out of reach of children and safely stored at all times.