TSR Prayers Up: A Central Florida woman tragically took her life when she was shot by her young child while on a Zoom conference call for work, according to police.
CNN 21-year-old Shamaya Lynn was on a work-related call Wednesday when her child shot her, Altamonte Springs police said in a statement posted Thursday night to the department’s Facebook page.
A person on a business call called Shamiya 911 when they saw Shamiya step back after a baby appeared in the background. Other participants in the meeting heard an uproar, according to the police statement.
Officers and paramedics responded to the scene and in a statement, said they “did their best to provide assistance”, but Shamaya’s fatal wound was in the head. The shooting took place around 11 a.m.
Police said an adult left a loaded pistol in the apartment unlocked and was found by the young child.
According to other reports, the gun belonged to the child’s father, although no one was arrested during the shooting and the father was not in custody.
Investigators are currently working with the Seminole County District Attorney’s office to determine if any charges are appropriate for the owner of the gun.
“If you own a firearm, please keep it locked and secured,” said Police Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr. “Such accidents can be avoided.”
Spokesman Todd Brown told CNN that the attorney general’s office cannot comment on the ongoing investigation or potential charges.
There were at least 369 accidental shootings by children under the age of 18 last year, with 142 deaths, according to gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which tracks reports, according to NBC News.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shamaya Lynn and her family.
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