ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — The family of an Altamonte Springs woman is dealing with a heartbreaking tragedy after police said the 21-year-old was shot to death by a toddler while she was on a work Zoom call.
Police said the gun had been left out in the apartment in Oaks of Spring Valley complex, where it was easily accessible for the toddler to grab it.
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Investigators said the gun belonged to Shamaya Lynn’s boyfriend and that the toddler who shot her was the couple’s child.
Police said a coworker called 911 after they saw a toddler in the background of the Zoom call, heard a noise, then saw Lynn go down.
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“I don’t know where to begin, but I’m on a live with a company we just got hired. And one of the girls just passed out. She’s bleeding,” the coworker said in the 911 call.
A little later Lynn’s boyfriend called 911 and said he found her bleeding.
When emergency crews arrived at the apartment, they tried to save her, but it was no use. Police said the 21-year-old died after being shot in the head.
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Neighbors said they saw Lynn’s boyfriend, the owner of the gun and the child’s father, taken away in handcuffs.
Police confirmed he was questioned, but has not been arrested.
The case remains under investigation, but police said the gun was left in an area easily accessible to the child and they are working with the state attorney’s office to determine if the toddler’s father should be charged.