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17th Aug 2021

Three-year-old accidentally shoots mother in the head during work Zoom call

Kat O'Connor

“We’re calling her name and she’s not talking or responding.”

A 21-year-old mum from Florida was fatally shot during a Zoom call, according to reports.

Shamaya Lynn was talking to her co-workers from her Florida home when her three-year-old child accidentally shot her.

It is believed the toddler found a loaded gun in their home and aimed it at her mother during the call.

Co-workers explained that the woman was bleeding and unresponsive. They could hear a child crying in the background of the call.

One of Lynn’s team members told the Orlando Sentinel: “I don’t know where to begin. 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.

“We heard a loud ka-boom and then she leaned back and we just saw blood from her face. She’s not answering or anything. We’re calling her name and she’s not talking or responding.”

It is believed her manager alerted paramedics, but when they arrived at the scene, Lynn had already died.

She suffered a gunshot wound to the head, reports state.

Lynn’s partner owned the gun that killed her. When he returned home, he said he found her in the chair. It is believed another child was in the house at the time of the shooting.

Local authorities are urging parents to keep guns safely locked away and out of their children’s reach.

Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr told WESH: “To anyone and everyone tuning in to this story, if you own a firearm, please keep it locked and secured. This incident could be avoided.”