Sunday 21 December 2014

Instructor shot by girl, nine, dies

Published 27/08/2014 | 08:26

The instructor was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head
The instructor was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head

A shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities in Arizona said.

Charles Vacca, 39, died on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop shooting outdoor range, Mohave County Sheriff's officials said.

Mr Vacca was airlifted to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, the officials said.

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

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

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