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  • 26 August 2014, 22:52

Shooting Instructor Killed By Nine-Year-Old

A nine-year-old girl has accidentally killed her shooting instructor in the head as he was teaching her to use an automatic Uzi submachine gun.

Charles Vaccawas shot in the head on Monday at an outdoor shooting range in Dolan Springs, in north Arizona.

The 39-year-old was airlifted to UniversityMedical Centre in Las Vegas but died shortly afterwards.

Mr Vacca was stood next to the girl when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, investigators said.

Mohave County Sheriff's officials said the unnamed nine-year-old was at the shooting range with her parents.