Charles Vacca, a father and army veteran, was assisting the little girl at a shooting range just south of Las Vegas on Monday morning when she pulled the trigger of an automatic Uzi and the recoil sent the gun over her head, shooting Vacca and killing him.
Vacca was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he died of his injuries around 9 pm on Monday.
The young girl was with her parents at Bullets and Burgers shooting range on vacation from New Jersey. Obviously, no charges are to be filed because it was a tragic accident.
Mail Online reports:
The shocking recording taken by the girl’s parents and released by police shows Vacca standing closely next to the girl when the gun recoiled as she fired on full automatic mode.
As the clip unfolds, Vacca is seen to instruct the girl to hold the weapon with two hands at all times and to take a perpendicular stance to the target.
Then Vacca asks her to fire one shot for him, which she does.
Then, Vacca tells the girl to adjust her stance and squeeze the trigger to let off a volley, but something goes wrong when she fires a second time.
His last words to the girl are: ‘Alright, full auto.’
The girl loses her two-handed grip on the weapon and it pulls to her left, striking Vacca in the head.
Arizona gun laws require a person to be at least 18 years old to carry a firearm, but the laws do not apply on private property or if the minor is accompanied by a parent or a certified instructor.
Vacca, a staff sergeant, is pictured right with his best friend Robert Vera when they served
Photos courtesy of Mail Online.com