9-year-old girl accused of accidentally killing instructor with Uzi

Variants of the Israeli made Uzi assault rifle are on display during IDEF '07, the International Defense Industry Fair in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Authorities say an Arizona shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi.

Mohave County Sheriff's officials say 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop shooting outdoor range in White Hills.

Sheriff's officials say Vacca was airlifted to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

According to investigators, Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head.

Deputies say the girl was at the shooting range with her parents.


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