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Woman working during Zoom video session fatally shot by toddler

A 21-year-old mother was working during a Zoom session and her coworkers could see the toddler bouncing on the bed behind her in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Soon, they heard a loud noise and the child begin to cry.

Witnesses in the Zoom session described the mother, Shamaya Lynn, as she moved her head backwards, then forward, with what appeared to be blood on her face before disappearing from frame.


A coworker called 911 but did not know her address, and within minutes the father, Veondre Avery, arrived.

He found her in the chair and attempted CPR but she died at the scene.

The gun belonged to Avery, as well as four other guns in the home that were all within reach of their two-year-old son.

This specific gun was kept in a brightly colored Paw Patrol backpack.

Avery admitted their son plays with toy guns and the child was taken by CPS.



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