Coroner: Single Bullet From Uzi Killed Instructor
OSHA to review shooting-range death
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2014 1:39 AM CDT
In this image made from video provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, instructor Charles Vacca is seen with the girl moments before the deadly accident.   (AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The shooting instructor killed after letting a 9-year-old girl fire an Uzi was hit by a single bullet when she lost control of the weapon, the coroner says. Charles Vacca, a 39-year-old instructor at Arizona's Bullets and Burgers, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner tells NBC. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says that after reviewing a video of the incident, it has decided not to press charges. The shooting is being treated as an industrial accident and will be reviewed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Arizona Republic reports. The business owner says the death is the first accident in the shooting range's 14-year history.

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whataworld37
Aug 30, 2014 12:13 PM CDT
All children over the age of four should be required by law to carry loaded guns at all times. It is the only thing that keeps us free as a nation. There is no age requirement in the 2nd Amendment. I say we arm all American children five and over. Without guns, we Americans can never remain a nation of liberty. If you see a child anywhere in your neighborhood or on the street, hand him or her a loaded weapon. And God Bless you for this patriotic act to preserve our free way of life.
Bohdi Satva
Aug 30, 2014 12:24 AM CDT
When all is said and done, OSHA will require us to wear hard hats and institue a lock out tag out program for our Uzis in the workplace.
Justin Sage
Aug 29, 2014 7:35 PM CDT
He didn't follow the rules and it cost him his life. I feel terrible for the young girl.