Chilling 911 calls captured the moments after a Florida mom was fatally shot in the head in front of her coworkers by her toddler, who found an unsecured gun in the apartment.
Shamaya Lynn, 21, was on a Zoom conference call Wednesday when suddenly a loud bang rang out and she fell backward, Altamonte Springs police said in a statement.
A person on the call quickly phoned 911.
“One of the girls just passed out. She’s bleeding! She has her camera on,” a co-worker can be heard telling the dispatcher, Fox News reported.
“She just fell back and her nose was bleeding … I don’t know if something hit, she hit the desk, I don’t know. All I heard — we heard a loud kaboom, and she then leaned back and we just saw blood from her face,” the colleague continues.
“The baby’s back there crying, she’s not answering or anything. We’re calling her name, she’s not talking or responding.”
The gun belonged to the child’s father, WESH has reported.
In another 911 call, Lynn’s boyfriend is heard pleading with the dispatcher to send help.
“I literally just got home. And I come in the room and my girlfriend, she was working on the computer, she’s just laid back. There’s blood everywhere!” he says.
“Come on! Come on! Come on! Come on now, hurry, please hurry! Please! I don’t know what happened, I just went in the house. I just came through the door!” the boyfriend continues.
It was not immediately clear if the man is the child’s father.
“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,” police said in a statement, adding that it is working with the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office.
No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
Police urged gun owners to exercise basic safety precautions.
“Our message to the public is gun safety. Locking and securing your firearms,” Altamonte Springs Officer Robert Ruiz Jr. told Fox News in a statement.
“Keeping them out of reach of curious children. Having a safe is ideal but if you don’t have one, gun locks are another way to secure them,” he said.