A Florida woman was accidentally shot in the head by her 2-year-old son while she was on a Zoom work call.
Shamaya Lynn, 21, was on a Zoom call with co-workers Wednesday when they heard a loud bang. They watched as Lynn fell backward in her chair and saw the toddler standing behind her.
A co-worker called 911 to conduct a welfare check on Lynn at the Oaks of Spring Valley apartments off Wymore Road in Altamonte, Springs.
First responders found Lynn, 21, dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to a police statement.
"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," the statement said.
"To anyone and everyone tuning into this story if you don't have a firearm please keep it locked and secured this incident could be avoided," Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr. said.
WESH reported that the unsecured weapon belonged to the child's father. Another infant was in the home at the time. Neither child was injured. The children are now in the custody of relatives.
Detectives are working with the Seminole County State's Attorney's Office to determine if the gun's owner will face charges.
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Chris Brown exploded in a post on Instagram after social media users compared him to singer Tory Lanez who allegedly shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.
Chris, whose anger management issues are well-documented, took to Instagram to tell everyone to back off and leave his name out of the Tory-Megan drama.
"Leave my f---ing name out of someone elses situation... Yall not finna involve me in this f--- a-- sh-t! Pu--y B---H, Yall make me sick wit this lame sh-t... Suck my d--- of sit on it..." [sic]
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Megan, 25, was reportedly injured after leaving a pool party thrown by socialite Kylie Jenner in the Hollywood Hills on July 12.
Police arrested Lanez on July 12 and charged him with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.
Police initially said Megan's foot injury was caused by broken glass. But Megan later revealed she was shot by the Canadian musician.
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Other celebrities expressed their support for the up-and-coming rapper, including fellow Houston rap legend Bun B.
"I'm from Houston," Bun B said in a video on social media. "And if somebody would've done something to Megan in this city, we would've rolled... If the man got mental health issues, get him some therapy. But he's not just gon' sit here and shoot this girl, and we not say nothin."
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The feds are investigating an accidental shooting that wounded three people at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville, Kentucky.
The three victims were members of a Black paramilitary group who call themselves NFAC, an acronym for "Not F***ing Around Coalition."
The incident happened when a female trainee accidentally discharged her assault rifle into the crowd of marchers who were protesting the police murder of Breonna Taylor in Baxter Park on Saturday.
The victims were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The pro-gun paramilitary group is led by John "Grandmaster Jay" Johnson (pictured center), who said, "We're dealing with humans who make mistakes."
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office is heading up the investigation into the accidental discharge of an assault rifle.
Taylor was shot 8 times and killed in March when three plainclothes officers served a no-knock warrant at her home in search of a drug suspect who was already in custody.
One of the officers was fired this year, but protesters say they will not rest until all three are terminated.
In an unrelated incident, a protester was shot and wounded when another protester fired on a car as it drove through a crowd of demonstrators on Interstate 225 in the Denver suburb of Aurora on Saturday.
Police said a protester fired a weapon at the car, but missed and struck at least one person who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Initial reports stated two people were shot.
The protesters were trying to draw attention to the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was stopped by police after a 911 caller reported him as suspicious in August 2019.
McClain fell unconscious after a cop placed him in a chokehold and a paramedic injected him with 500 milligrams of the sedative ketamine. He was later declared brain dead and taken off life support.