NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor
accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to
use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child.
Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at
the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las
Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi
upward, and the 39-year-old Vacca was fatally shot once in the head.
His daughter, 19-year-old Ashley, told NBC's "Today" show
(http://nbcnews.to/1ospRJC) that the family knows it was a tragic
accident and something she'll have to live with.
Prosecutors say they will not file charges. The identities of the girl and her family have not been released.