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Father arrested after child shoots mother during Zoom work call

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Seminole County Sheriff`s Office

Authorities in central Florida have arrested the father of a 2-year-old who fatally shot his mother in the head while she was on a work Zoom call.

The incident occurred on August 11th in Altamonte Springs.

Officials say the victim was working on the computer when her two-year-old found a loaded gun in a Paw Patrol backpack. The toddler than fired the gun which struck his mother, Shamaya Lynn, in the head.

A woman on the Zoom call called police after hearing the loud noise and seeing Lynn fall, however, she could not tell authorities were Lynn lived or how old she was.

22-year-old Veondre Avery also called police after walking into the home and finding Lynn covered in blood.

“I literally just got home and I come in the room… (and) my girlfriend who was working on the computer, she’s just laid back and there’s blood everywhere,” Avery said on the 911 call.

Avery attempted to help Lynn, however, when authorities arrived at the scene, she a was pronounced dead.

After an investigation, authorities found that Avery was at fault for the death of his girlfriend due to negligence.

He has been taken into custody where he is charged with negligent manslaughter and unsafe storage of a firearm. He is being held without bond.