9-Year-Old Girl Loses Control of Uzi, Kills Shooting Instructor

Charles Vacca, a 39-year-old shooting instructor in Las Vegas, died last night after being accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl wielding a Uzi for the first time.

The New Jersey girl, who was visiting the Bullets and Burgers gun range with her parents, was being taught to shoot an Uzi in single-shot mode before the instructor allowed her to shoot the gun in “fully automatic” mode, according to the Review-Journal. The tiny girl quickly “lost control of the Uzi as it raised up above her head” and accidentally fired an unknown number of shots at Vacca’s head. He died soon after being airlifted to a local hospital.

While the girl won’t face charges, the range won’t have to deal with citations or charges, “as the shooting range is a licensed and legal operation.” It’s also a range that promises burgers, .50 caliber guns, and the chance to ride in an ATV.

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[h/t DailyMail]
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