AZ Instructor Killed in Shooting Range Accident

Published 08/27 2014 11:17AM

Updated 08/27 2014 11:19AM

Arizona- A 39-year-old shooting instructor accidentally shot by one of his 9-year-old students Monday morning has died, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office released video of the moments before the accident. It does not show the shooting but is, says KLAS, a key piece of evidence.

The 9-year-old girl is seen holding an Uzi with Vacca standing beside her, showing her how to hold the weapon.

"Vacca was standing next to the girl while he was instructing her how to use to weapon when the accident happened. Further investigations determined the girl pulled the trigger on the automatic Uzi, the recoil sent the gun over her head and the victim was shot," a statement from the sheriff's office says.

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