Florida toddler fatally shot mother during Zoom call, police say

21-year-old’s coworker called 911 after hearing the gunshot

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A 21-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed Wednesday by her toddler while she was on a work video call, according to investigators with Altamonte Springs Police Department.

One of the participants of the woman’s Zoom call dialed 911 after hearing a noise and then seeing the coworker fall backward, according to a news release.

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Altamonte Springs police responded to the apartment on Spanish Trace Drive Wednesday around 11 a.m.

Shamaya Lynn was found by paramedics and police with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, police said. First-responders did their best to render aid but it was too late, officials said.

Investigators later determined Lynn was shot by a toddler who found a loaded handgun in the apartment.

Police confirmed the woman was the mother of the child and another toddler was home at the time of the shooting. The firearm belonged to the children’s father, according to authorities.

The shooting investigation is ongoing. Police are working with the state attorney’s office to determine if the owner of the firearm will face any possible charges.