• Madeline Foskey-Lott

Tragedy in Florida; Mother Shot and Killed by Her Toddler


Shamaya Lynn was in the middle of a zoom conference when the unimaginable happened. A statement from the Altamonte Springs Police department states that one of the participants noticed a toddler behind Mrs. Lynn, heard a loud noise, then witnessed her fall backward. When the coworker realized, Lynn wasn’t returning to the call, they notified the authorities about what had happened.


When the police arrived on the scene, they discovered Mrs. Lynn with a gunshot wound on her head that ultimately killed her. It has been determined that the child discovered a handgun that wasn’t properly stored in the apartment at that moment. The owner of the firearm is believed to be the child’s father as reported by Floridian news station WESH.


Tragedies like this happen every day throughout the world. If you own any type of weapon, please make sure it’s locked away and inaccessible to tiny hands.

Charges have yet to be filed as the investigation is still ongoing.