Who was Shamaya Lynn?
Shamaya Lynn has been named as the young mom who was reportedly killed after her toddler shot her to death while she was on a work zoom call. Horrified coworkers who watched the shooting happen were the ones to call 911 after the mother fell from her seat at a loud bang and did not get up, according to reports.
The mother was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Shamaya Lynn, 21, “fell backward and never returned to the call,” an online witness reportedly told police in Altamonte Springs, Florida. https://t.co/T6CNhjb7DT
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How old was Shamaya Lynn?
Shamaya Lynn was 21 years old at the time of death.
Florida Toddler Shoots Mom
Shamaya Lynn Florida
The 21-year-old mom from Altamonte Springs, Florida lived in the city just north of Orlando.
Toddler Shoots Mom on Zoom
Shamaya was shot dead by her toddler on Wednesday, August 11, as her coworkers watched.
Lynn was on the conference call when a sudden, loud bang could be heard.
The woman fell backward and a toddler was visible standing in the background.
That’s when one of the people on the call informed 911, who found Lynn dead.
Shamaya Lynn Husband, Son
According to local outlet WESH, Lynn was killed by a gun that belonged to the boy’s father. “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,” Altamonte Springs Police Department said in a statement the next day, August 12.
“To anyone and everyone tuning in to this story if you own a firearm please keep it locked and secured,” Officer Roberto Ruiz, Jr is shown saying in the TV clip. “Incidents like this can be avoided.”
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