8-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Self With Uzi

8 year-old was firing an Uzi under professional instruction
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2008 4:20 PM CDT
A display of Israeli-made Uzi assault rifles at an industry trade show in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An 8-year-old boy died yesterday after he accidentally shot himself with an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun expo, the Hartford Courant reports. “The force of the weapon made it travel up and back toward his head, where he suffered the injury,” police said. An investigation is under way, but authorities have deemed Christopher Bizilj’s death a result of “self-inflicted accidental shooting.” An instructor was present at the time of the shooting.

"This accident was truly a mystery to me,” Christopher's father told the Boston Globe. “This is a horrible event, a horrible travesty, and I really don’t know why it happened."

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