The family of the shooting instructor killed by a nine-year-old girl with an Uzi is now suing the gun range.
According to reports, the family of the shooting instructor that was accidentally shot and killed two years ago by a nine-year-old student is arguing that it was irresponsible to allow the young girl to fire the weapon.
The premise of the lawsuit is essentially arguing that Last Stop shooting range was negligent in Vacca’s death. The accident took place last Aug. 25th, 2014. The lawsuit states that the Uzi was not a safe or appropriate weapon for the young girl to fire.
CNN’s video report of the incident can be found below.
The family’s wrongful-death lawsuit is currently seeking a jury trial in Mohave County Superior Court to assess the damages for Charles Vacca’s widow, three children, ex-wife, and mother.
The parents of the child signed waivers the day of the accident saying they understood the rules at the gun range. Vacca reportedly instructed the girl on the steps needed to safely fire the gun, and helped her fire a few rounds prior to the incident.
The original investigation by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health found that no violations were committed by the staff at the shooting range.