An Arizona firearms instructor was killed after being shot accidently by an Uzi fired by a nine-year-old girl he was training at a shooting range.
Mohave County sheriff's officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range.
Vacca was an instructor at Bullets and Burgers, an outdoor shooting range about 25 miles away from Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Investigators say he was shot with an automatic Uzi around 10 a.m. Monday while teaching the 9-year-old to use the gun. When she pulled the trigger, recoil sent the weapon flying over her head.
Vacca was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital where he died of his injuries.
Many are now asking why a nine-year-old girl was training with an automatic weapon.
BBC News - Arizona nine-year old in Uzi gun lesson accident http://t.co/KPTDE2ujfs- Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) August 27, 2014
Raw video shows girl fire Uzi moments before accidentally shooting instructor http://t.co/8jGG1MaIef- HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 27, 2014
Anyone besides me have a problem with teaching a 9-year old to shoot an Uzi? At a place called Bullets & Burgers? http://t.co/jvdKGtYsNm- Larry Kunz (@larry_kunz) August 27, 2014
Amazing that parents would take a 9 yr old to shoot an Uzi. Lucky that only 1 died & she didn't shoot herself too. http://t.co/uEY20Y83io- Steven Oh (@stevenoh88) August 27, 2014