A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and 17 can shoot a weapon if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The girl was firing an uzi. Mom and dad must be so proud.
UPDATE: Oh, Jesus. There's a video:
Mohave County Sheriff's officials released a foreboding video Tuesday of a 9-year-old girl at an Arizona shooting range just moments before she accidentally shot her instructor. Charles Vacca, 39, died Monday night after he was shot in the head with a 9 mm Uzi by the girl he was teaching at an outdoor range in Dolan Springs, Ariz. In the video, which does not show the instructor being shot, Vacca shows the young girl how to properly stand while shooting.
Of course mom and dad wanted to capture that precious moment when their darling daughter fired her first submachine gun.