A 9-year-old girl shot and killed her shooting instructor Monday in northwest Arizona.
The Associated Press reported that the accident took place around 10 a.m. at a shooting range in Dolan Springs.
The 39-year-old instructor, identified as Charles Vacca, was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas, where he later died.
The outdoor Bullets and Burgers shooting range attracts tourists along U.S. 93 between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
“Our guests have the opportunity to fire a wide range of fully automatic machine guns and specialty weapons,” the website claims. “At our range, you can shoot FULL auto on our machine guns.
“Let ‘em Rip!”
The girl, who was vacationing with her parents, fired an automatic 9-mm Uzi as she stood near the instructor.
Investigators said the girl held on to the gun as it recoiled, causing the weapon to lift above her head.
At least one bullet struck Vacca in the head.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Watch video of the moments just before the fatal shooting posted online by KSAZ-TV:
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