A toddler has reportedly shot dead her 21-year-old mother with an ‘unsecured’ loaded gun allegedly belonging to her father on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Florida.
According to report, Shamaya Lynn, the mother of the child was taking part in a conference call on Zoom when she was shot dead by her child who had picked up a loaded gun.
Participants on the call testified that after the shot which came with a huge bang, Lynn fell backwards and then they saw a toddler in the background who had picked a gun that had been left “unsecured” in the home, said Altamonte Springs Police.
When Lynn failed to get back onto the call, one of her colleagues taking part in the call called emergency services and the mum’s body was found with a shot to the head.
“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,” a police statement reportedly said.
Officer Roberto Ruiz, Jr warned in a TV clip: “To anyone and everyone tuning into this story if you own a firearm please keep it locked and secured. Incidents like this can be avoided.”
The Police have however stated that they will continue to investigate the case and are consulting with the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office over whether the father, the gun owner, should face charges.
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