Florida Again: Toddler Shoots and Kills Mother on Zoom Call
I did a search and didn't find a thread. ---------------------------------------------------- A toddler in Florida fatally shot a woman during a video call after finding an unsecured handgun, police said Thursday.
Someone on the work-related Zoom conference called 911 and reported that they had seen a toddler and heard a noise before the woman, Shamaya Lynn, fell backward, police said in a statement.
Lynn, 21, was killed Wednesday in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando.
"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," Altamonte Springs police said in a statement. Police said Lynn was shot in the head.
The police statement did not identify the relationship, but NBC affiliate WESH of Orlando reported that police said she was the toddler's mother.
Investigators said the handgun belonged to the father of the victim's two young children, the station reported. Neither child was injured.
"If you own a firearm, please keep it locked and secured," Police Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr. said. "Incidents like this could be avoided."
There were at least 369 unintentional shootings by children younger than 18 last year, with 142 deaths, according to the gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which tracks reports.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 14, 2021 1:54 AM
I never understand stories/people like this. I grew up going to many, many redneck homes filled with firearms. The guns were always secured, especially when children were around.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||August 13, 2021 4:06 PM
Well. That Zoom meeting sure ended with a bang.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||August 13, 2021 4:07 PM
I mean...no words; every day there's some story that blows my mind.
I never had kids. Too much responsibility
Some day this child will learn he/she killed their own mother.
That'll fuck him/her up.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||August 13, 2021 4:07 PM
What are the chances a toddler has the strength to not only pull the trigger but hit her right in the head?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||August 13, 2021 4:08 PM
That was no accident. The toddler knew what it was doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||August 13, 2021 4:09 PM
Police report the toddler would say only “Bitch took my sippy cup.”
|by Anonymous||reply 8||August 13, 2021 4:09 PM
My father had a handgun in his night stand drawer until the day he died. We grew up knowing it was in there,and we also knew if we touched it our ass would be grass. He also taught us how to handle guns at a pretty young age,so we always knew they werent a toy. Maybe its a southern thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||August 13, 2021 4:09 PM
[quote]Investigators say the handgun belonged to the father of the victim's two young children. An investigation is ongoing as detectives work with the Seminole County State Attorney's Office concerning if any charges will be filed against the dad.
It's Florida, there will no charges, the father will plead the kid was standing their ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||August 13, 2021 4:11 PM
Too bad Darwin didn't work his magic before the parents bred.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||August 13, 2021 4:12 PM
This reminded me of the toddler who was sitting in the backseat of a car, found a gun under the front seat and accidentally shot his mother. When I did a search I discovered at least four different articles matching this description.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||August 13, 2021 4:19 PM
Bang bang, you shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down
|by Anonymous||reply 16||August 13, 2021 4:29 PM
Killer Tot kills Tot Mom!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||August 13, 2021 4:29 PM
Nobody puts baby in a corner!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||August 13, 2021 4:33 PM
Clearly the mother deserved it. No way a toddler would have shot her if she was loving and nurturing
|by Anonymous||reply 19||August 13, 2021 4:38 PM
Well I never in all my life!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||August 13, 2021 4:40 PM
It figures that one of the 4 also was in Florida and was a gun nut. Clearly, the Zoom Call killer is a Florida man/woman in training.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||August 13, 2021 4:46 PM
[quote]I grew up going to many, many redneck homes filled with firearms. The guns were always secured, especially when children were around.
I did too, until the 1990s. I absolutely remember when multiple families I knew who had gun safes and locking gun cabinets started buying these open-air display cases with maybe a plexiglass door on them, using them to hold a dozen semi-automatics they got at gun shows along with their Rush Limbaugh and 2nd Amendment bumper stickers.
There's something about modern gun culture that makes people very cavalier about gun safety.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||August 13, 2021 4:52 PM
“We’re gonna ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM-A-ZOOM.”
"Come on give it a BANG. THUD."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||August 13, 2021 5:04 PM
Damn, what a hardcore baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||August 13, 2021 5:06 PM
I told you NO MORE STRAINED PEAS, bitch!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||August 13, 2021 5:12 PM
[quote]There's something about modern gun culture that makes people very cavalier about gun safety.
Because they've now gone from being a tool to be used for defense to a political accessory.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||August 13, 2021 5:16 PM
[quote] Police: Toddler accidentally shoots, kills mother on Zoom call
|by Anonymous||reply 28||August 13, 2021 5:21 PM
[quote] I mean...no words; every day there's some story that blows my mind.
Mummy knows what you mean R5, it blew her mind too!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||August 13, 2021 5:23 PM
We found the successor to "Florida Man."
It's Florida Toddler!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||August 13, 2021 5:24 PM
Is the toddler's name Stewie?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||August 13, 2021 5:30 PM
Wait. He shot her via Zoom?
That’s one exceptional “toddler”!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||August 13, 2021 5:46 PM
R31 here is a picture of the perp-tot.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||August 13, 2021 5:49 PM
Christ. Those toddlers are fucking good marksmen.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||August 13, 2021 5:53 PM
If the mother had also been armed, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||August 13, 2021 6:04 PM
One should wait until the child's fourth birthday before giving him or her handguns. Only shotguns are appropriate for toddlers.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||August 13, 2021 6:15 PM
Let me guess the kid's name is Trayvon Martin.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||August 13, 2021 6:24 PM
This wouldn't have happened if she listened to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||August 13, 2021 6:30 PM
Same, R3. And I grew up in one of those homes, and we never had a problem, because my father took us out, & showed us what those guns could do. We never touched them without direct permission.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||August 13, 2021 6:30 PM
If only I'd been on that Zoom call.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||August 13, 2021 6:36 PM
It was more like a Bang! Zoom! call.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||August 13, 2021 6:45 PM
Could this be the perfect murder orchestrated by the dad?
"Hey, Tommy -- remember the 'bang bang, you're dead!' game we played? Mommy wants to play that game now. Go get the gun off the table behind Mommy and play the game with her."
And there are Zoom witnesses, so...
|by Anonymous||reply 44||August 13, 2021 6:50 PM
Just when you think Florida’s come up with the best WTFery ever, they manage to take it up a notch.
Sad stupid tragedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||August 13, 2021 6:57 PM
R44 You'd better copyright your plot there before Law & Odor gets a hold of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||August 13, 2021 6:58 PM
This is the best thread ever. Hollywood needs to make Baby Hitman a movie asap.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||August 13, 2021 7:05 PM
[quote] What are the chances a toddler has the strength to not only pull the trigger but hit her right in the head?
R6 - 100% - It actually happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||August 13, 2021 7:12 PM
Culling the deplorable herd.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||August 13, 2021 7:34 PM
Stop or my baby will shoot.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||August 13, 2021 7:40 PM
R47, too late! Dashiell Hammett actually used this ideas in one of his early novels, "The Dain Curse." There is a nifty 1978 mini series based on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||August 13, 2021 7:43 PM
[quote] Hollywood needs to make Baby Hitman a movie asap.
Boss Baby 3: Mob Boss Baby
|by Anonymous||reply 54||August 13, 2021 11:06 PM
The child is getting a free, all-expense paid trip to Mar-a-Lago. Sponsored by George Soros Travel, Inc.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||August 13, 2021 11:09 PM
The mother probably had was unvaccinated, had COVID, and was going to die anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||August 14, 2021 12:26 AM
If only the mother had her own gun...
|by Anonymous||reply 57||August 14, 2021 6:26 AM
These kids do seem to be pretty accurate with a first shot. Beginner’s luck?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||August 14, 2021 7:13 AM
ENOUGH FUCKING VIRTUAL MEETINGS ALREADY!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||August 14, 2021 7:16 AM
I agree. I have been inundated with significantly more virtual meetings since lock-down began than all the in person meetings beforehand.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||August 14, 2021 4:32 PM
Thankfully there was no such thing as Zoom calls when my kids were toddlers.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||August 14, 2021 5:14 PM
A toddler would be a perfect patsy to pin a murder on.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||August 15, 2021 2:38 PM
[quote] Some day this child will learn he/she killed their own mother.
R5 really? I would have thought the child would be put up for adoption or placed with another family under a new identity, like they do with other child killers.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||August 15, 2021 5:12 PM
Will it be sentenced to death?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||August 15, 2021 11:34 PM
What's the situation with criminal charges? Do toddlers actually face them?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||August 16, 2021 12:07 AM
[quote]What's the situation with criminal charges? Do toddlers actually face them?
Of course not , but the father will be charged for leaving a loaded firearm unsecured and probably manslaughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||August 16, 2021 9:43 AM
If the mother had been able to exercise her freedoms by going into the office without a mask, this never would have happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||August 16, 2021 2:01 PM
Holy crap! I just watched the finale. I correctly guessed who would die but that's a shitty way to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||August 16, 2021 2:23 PM
This one has the father's mugshot
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 13, 2021 10:09 PM
I would have never expected this outcome based on his looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 13, 2021 10:11 PM
[quote] The mother probably had was unvaccinated
Yes Shamaya probably was.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 13, 2021 10:13 PM
I'm the youngest of four. When I was 2 or 3, I was playing in my parents' bedroom closet, and waayyyy to the far back I found a shotgun. Or rifle, don't recall which. I ran and told my two sisters about it. About two seconds after that I saw my parents huddling in the kitchen, with Mama uncharacteristically animated. Dad told us kids to go play outside. We did.
We never saw that gun again.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 13, 2021 10:16 PM
So if the father gets jail time which won't be much he'll be raising the child? That kid needs to be adopted and fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 13, 2021 10:24 PM
[quote] My father had a handgun in his night stand drawer until the day he died. We grew up knowing it was in there,and we also knew if we touched it our ass would be grass
My Dad was the same way R9. He had rifles for hunting in the garage, and a handgun which he kept in a lockbox under the bed (which I doubt was actually locked but I don’t know).
Had he seen me touch any of them I would have been in for a severe beating (which I know is out of style but sometimes … it works). Once I was a teenager, I’m sure he would have taken me out for lessons, but I just wasn’t interested (my older brother was and he took him).
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 13, 2021 10:27 PM
In private Trump hates guns. He was even appalled that his sons went hunting calling them idiots. Of course he'd never let his base know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 13, 2021 10:28 PM
[quote] That kid needs to be adopted and fast
No one's gonna want a murder tot, R76.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 14, 2021 1:34 AM
I bet she didn’t breastfeed the little murderer.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 14, 2021 1:54 AM