Girl accidentally shoots gun instructor with Uzi

Dolan Springs - A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday.

Charles Vacca, aged 39, died on Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said.

Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.

Authorities said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents. Her name was not released.

A woman who answered the phone at the shooting range said it had no comment. She did not provide her name.

It is not known if the range had an age limit on shooting or if the girl was going through a safety class.

Ronald Scott, a firearms safety expert, said most shooting ranges have an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children to shoot.

He said instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons.

"You can't give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it," Scott said.

- AP
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Norbert Skosana 2014-08-27 08:29:24 AM
Darwin is clapping in his grave.
Megan Riddell 2014-08-27 08:47:20 AM
Really, an UZI!!?? W.T ACTUAL F is wrong with those people?!
Justanother Numty 2014-08-27 08:54:45 AM
Yup, Darwin Award goes to ..........
Ja Wa 2014-08-27 09:07:43 AM
Photo is a MAC10, not an Uzi
Rakesh Panday 2014-08-27 09:23:24 AM
Wtf. And how exactly did the Yanks become the world's sole superpower with people like this comprising their nation ?
Christopher Booise 2014-08-27 09:23:49 AM
Gun crazy USA.
Simon Henderson 2014-08-27 09:41:46 AM
Lolwat? Who takes a 9 year old to learn how to shoot an Uzi?
Abraham Page 2014-08-27 11:53:35 AM
WTF giving a 9 year old a uzi, does someone pay these people to be stupid?
Jacques Art Nel 2014-08-27 11:56:01 AM
Sounds like americans must eet more onions and beetroot
Kobus Van der Linde 2014-08-27 12:39:29 PM
In Sudan / Gaza / Most arab countries it is very common from 6 year old they start. But USA unbelievable. Could be the devil's doing... Small kids are weak and don't realize and bad takes over.