Tragedy has struck a family in Florida, the US, after a toddler, who stumbled upon a loaded gun, accidentally shot and killed his mother, who was on a work Zoom call with a group of co-workers recently
According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, the woman was identified as 21-year-old Shamaya Lynn.
Local police said that at the time of the incident, she was at her apartment on a Zoom call with a group of co-workers when she suddenly fell back away from the computer and never returned to the call.
One of her co-workers then called 911 when they heard a loud noise from Shamaya's end.
"I don't know where to begin. We're on a live with a company. We just got hired. One of the girls passed out, she was bleeding. She has the camera on. Her baby is crying in the back," the female co-worker frantically said in her 911 call, the Orlando Sentinel reported via the transcript.
"We heard a loud kabloom and then she leaned back and we just saw blood from her face."
She went on to tell the dispatcher that the toddler could be heard crying in the background.
Officers and paramedics found the young mother with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
"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," local police said in a news release on Friday, 13 August.
The gun belonged to the toddler's father, who was not identified. Neither of the children were harmed in the incident and they are now being cared for by relatives, according to Yahoo News.
Investigators are working with local authorities to determine possible charges against the toddler's father, who was the victim's boyfriend
"The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working closely with the Seminole County State Attorney's Office concerning any charges which may be appropriate for the owner of the firearm," police said.
Meanwhile, a daughter of Malaysian immigrants was shot dead while she was driving home from outside of Atlanta back in May: