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9-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor With Uzi at Tourist Shooting Range Outside Vegas

The website of the range where the incident occurred.

Courtesy of Bullets and Burgers

A 9-year-old girl at a shooting range 25 miles from Las Vegas accidentally killed a shooting instructor when she lost control of the Uzi she was firing on its fully automatic setting. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the girl, who was vacationing from New Jersey with her parents, was standing next to the instructor at the time.

Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said the girl safely and successfully fired the 9 mm weapon several times when it was set in the “single-shot” mode.

He said the weapon was put into the “fully-automatic” mode before the girl fired again with the instructor standing off to her left. The weapon recoiled and drifted left as the girl squeezed off an undetermined number of rounds as she maintained possession but lost control of the Uzi as it raised up above her head.

The incident occurred at the Bullets and Burgers range, whose homepage you can see above. The instructor who died was a 39-year-old man.

The sheriff says no charges will be filed in the case because Bullets and Burgers is “a licensed and legal operation,” the Review-Journal writes.