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9YO Girl Firing Uzi Kills Instructor

People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range earlier today in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun. (AP Photo/John Locher)

An Arizona gun range instructor was accidentally shot dead by a 9-year-old girl he was showing how to fire an automatic Uzi, police said. The little girl’s parents were using cell phones to film the tutorial when tragedy struck around 10 a.m. Monday, Sam Scarmardo, the manager at the Arizona Last Stop gun range, told the Daily News. Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head when the Uzi recoiled in the girl’s hands, sending “the weapon over her head,” the Mohave County Sheriff’s Officer said. The Lake Havasu City resident died at a Las Vegas hospital around 9 p.m. Monday/New York Daily News. More here.

Question: What is a 9-year-old girl doing with an Uzi?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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