girl shoots instructor

A 9-year-old girl lost control of an uzi machine gun and accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor.

Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, was shot at least once in the head according to the Mohave County Sheriff's office. He was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The freak accident occurred Monday at an outdoor shooting range at The Last Stop, a full service RV Park and tourist attraction in White Hills, Arizona.

Mohave County Sheriff's officials released a video to the media showing the moments leading up to the shooting. The video shows Vacca standing next to the girl while he was instructing her how to fire the machine gun

The girl, who was visiting from New Jersey with her parents, successfully fired a single shot at a target.

Vacca then set the switch on the gun to fully automatic and instructed the girl to shoot again at the target. But the powerful recoil kicked the machine gun backward and toward her left -- where Vacca was standing.

The girl squealed as Vacca was hit. Then the video ended abruptly.

The Last Stop's shooting range website offers tourists the opportunity to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun, which is illegal to sell in the United States. The shooting range doesn't emphasize gun safety; instead, it is a money pit where adults and children as young as 8 can step up and pay cash to operate a fully automatic Uzi as long as the minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Sam Scarmardo, the manager for the Last Stop's shooting range, told NBC News that Vacca was "a great guy with a great sense of humor."

He said there has never been an accident at the shooting range in its 10 years of operation -- "not even a scratch."

"I just ask everybody to pray for Charlie, and pray for [the girl], she’s going to have a hard time," Scarmado said.

No charges have been filed in Vacca's death.

  • lovezoe

    Not this early. :no: Now this baby gone carry this because her parents are gun crazy fools.

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    Tiny just put up a video of her daughter Nique Nique at the firing range. :ak47: Thankfully that kickback wasn't too strong for her :eek:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :eek: my lort! I haven't completely read the article YET, but why on earth would she be learning to shoot an UZI or let alone shoot at 9

  • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

    Good Morning Yall :waves:

    Ummmm what stupid iiiignant person would give a 9 year old... *looks up at post*... Never mind... :tea:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I saw this story this morning ... unfortunate :sad: wow

  • Wasting time

    :facepalm:
    Prosecute her parents.

  • luVn_liFe…

    I watched the video :no: it doesn't show the KILL Shot, However it is STILL chilling, GAVE me Goose bumbs

  • lovezoe

    From downstairs:

    Dot- I think she loves the fame, parties, vacations, celeb “friends” more than she lines herself. Fame is a drug. Neither her not CB are good for one another. They don’t empower each other. Right or wrong, my husband wouldn’t let people threaten me. Thing is VB has said boo, because he don’t care about her line that.

  • A.J.

    Good Morning :coffee: Hope all is well :waves:

  • http://www.twitter.com/kabyeyou KABYEYOU

    So many things wrong with this!

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    :lol: at Zoe - I just went downstairs and replied. Yeah CB hasn't offered any type of support. Put up videos about his new album and the house party he threw tho :tea:

  • Wasting time

    CB getting dragged too for not supporting her.
    After that girl stayed down when he was in rehab and the clink :no:
    These niggas ain't loyal!

  • A.J.

    9 year old's should have no business firing weapons period. The maturity level is not there plus it traumatizes the child.

    The parents should be charged and the instructor was dumb enough to do this so....

  • libra80sbaby

    This is so sad :( That girl too lil to handle such a powerful weapon. AND if the UZI is illegal in the US, how are they allowed to have it available for target practice?? :nono:

  • libra80sbaby

    Wasting time says:

    CB getting dragged too for not supporting her.
    After that girl stayed down when he was in rehab and the clink :no:
    These niggas ain’t loyal!
    ----------------------------
    You know good and hell well that nigga aint gettin involved when the Carters are a part of it. Nigga STILL been hopin to get back in their good graces after that ChriannaGate :tea:

  • free

    8 and 9 year olds with automatic weapons??? dumb azz instructor, dumb azz parents, kid destroyed probably for life.

    there was a lil boy who died from shooting an uzi when it recoiled and he shot himself in the head.

  • ms_no-no

    I'm on board with everyone else; WHY and WHAT in the tarnation was a 9 year old CHILD learning how to fire an UZI???? :facepalm:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Accidents happen :shrug:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I was judging the parents harshly, but I'm going to stop that because I just remembered that my temporary foster dad took me and my brother hunting when we were like 6 and 8 and he didn't mean any harm. He was spending family time with us. The rifle flew out of my hand also from the recoil. Guns are risky business and children should not be allowed to use them for any reason. R.I.P. to the instructor and God bless that poor little girl.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I for one am not upset about this :no:

    They got how they lived :kona:

  • luVn_liFe…

    free says:there was a lil boy who died from shooting an uzi when it recoiled and he shot himself in the head.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    FREE
    is this the child who was in the closet with a friend? I read that the other day :no: the father/BF I think is going to be charged.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    *got it

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

    Even if an adult believes in armed protection for their childn why an uzi? That's too much fire power.

    From post below: it used to be people didn't say bad things about a baby no matter what they really thought. That was part of basic manners no.matter what race income or background people didnt tslk about other people's babbies. If the kid wasn't cute folk just said bless his heart and moved on :pacifier:

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    The kickback from a 45 catches me off guard. I can't imagine what the kickback is like from an Uzi. :no: That's sad all around. Sad that the instructor died and sad that the little girl was the triggerman :eek: That will haunt her for the rest of her life :yes:

  • A.J.

    They got how they lived
    ____________________
    +1 and ditto

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    This is some Americans way of life Just like other Americans do other things :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Dat
    Folks don't have respect for themselves :no:

    There was a time that even if you think something- Out of respect for yourself you act with Tact :eek:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    AJ
    I ain't mad at all :rofl:
    :ashamed:
    I know 'hunters' and how they talk so ion care :D

  • lovezoe

    Hunting and this are two different things. Some hunt as a hobby or for food. No sense in taking a child to shoot an Uzi.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    V.
    All kick byke is too much for a kid IMB :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Zoe
    That's what they do though :shrug:

  • lovezoe

    I watched the rest if Atlanta Exes, Meka cray cray, but I woulda sobbed walked Torrei. She was outta line. Way outta line. Then had a nerve to be like oh well if you come for me what makes you think I won't talk about your kids.

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    Lord I was scared to watch and I am so glad it ended before he died :wails:

  • SummerBaby

    I heard about this story earlier today & my first thought was if the girl & her family were a different race they would be labeled gang members & thugs. :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I think less innocent people would die if the shooters knew how to shoot :tea:

  • Sherri said keep that :pacifier: cuz I ain’t got no :shakebutt: puppylove

    :pray: for this baby. Gun range needs to be closed. Child should get a lawyer and sue the range and her parents for extreme emotional distress.

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    I have a mark on my hand from kick the first time mister took me to the gun range. So if it got me on a "regular" gun... Chile... That noise and the sheer force of it. I don't see how people kill people like that. I am really scary :bite:

  • Ni ni

    Would someone kindly tell me what was it that karreuche said about the baby?

    @Mistaken you are right most people on twitter talking about others look a mess. I had to leave the Atlanta exes twitter thread last night because people were just throwing too many insults.

  • Sherri said keep that :pacifier: cuz I ain’t got no :shakebutt: puppylove

    @Dtts. I feel the same way. If you are a cop and you have to shoot a suspect 6 times you need to be on desk duty until you improve.

  • libra80sbaby

    So any of yall watching Sisterhood of Hip Hop?? :facepalm: somebody get Cubic Zirconia ass outta here. Chile you aint had a hit record in FOR EV ER *Squince from The Sandlot voice* :|

  • Ms Peaches

    If the kid wasn’t cute folk just said bless his heart and moved on

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Or compliment their pretty outfit, hairstyle, or smile.

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    @Mistaken you are right most people on twitter talking about others look a mess. I had to leave the Atlanta exes twitter thread last night because people were just throwing too many insults.
    -----------
    Yea most of the people talking the most hateful stuff don't have a picture up or they look like :hailnaw: I saw one obeast chick say Monyetta and Christina needed to be working out a little harder and less talking and when I saw her pic I closed the all. She had NO RIGHT :lol:
    There is a difference between jokes and real like i hate you but I want to wear your skin type comments

  • Hair Lova

    Mawnin folks :waves:
    Is it necessary for a 9 year old to learn how to fire a gun? 9 year girls should be playing with dolls, not learning how to fire a gun. See this is what they teach their children at a young age, smh..

  • sassyshe

    So sad but this is where it comes down to being appropriate and inappropriate. A 9 year old have no business handling that type of weapon, those are for professionals, street thugs and street enforcers

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    I watched the Sisterhood one time and that was enough. Tip DO NOT have a hit on his hands with this one :lol: Diamond would have been better off being on LHHATL

  • Hair Lova

    libra80sbaby says:

    So any of yall watching Sisterhood of Hip Hop??
    _____

    What is this??? Hmmmm oh ok is this the show Diamond supposed to be on? Who else is in it? Cause if she's the strongest name they got, I'll pass.

  • Who Dat

    My take.

    I am the mother of a 9yo. I know FOR SURE I wouldn’t let her be at the gun range. Not with an Uzi. Not at all

    ON THE FLIP side…as a product of a family that bears their arms and guns were introduced to us early…I was a 9yo shooter my own self; but not on a gun range. Hell I mighta been even younger than 9 first time I shot something. Our (me, my cousins, my sister etc) practice/exposure was shooting stuff in the swamp and open fields of my grandparents farm in the summertime. Various birds. I shot squirrels and a rabbit. I done even hit a deer when I was 13 but I didn’t kill it.

    I guess use common sense? IDK. I just don’t think guns are for MY kids, but yeah I done used some myself mannie mannie times and nobody managed to die. So dont want to be a hypocrite.

  • lovezoe

    What is this??? Hmmmm oh ok is this the show Diamond supposed to be on? Who else is in it? Cause if she’s the strongest name they got, I’ll pass.
    ---------
    I think she is the only "known"

  • Unshakable

    This is sad on so many levels. I believe that child will be traumatized for a long time. I hope she doesn't have survivor's guilt behind this incident.

    So roses, check this out.....20 year old Dillon Taylor, an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder. Some believe it's a double standard when the shoe is on the other foot.

    What does the rose garden think? No judgment :hug:

  • sassyshe

    libra80sbaby says:

    Wasting time says:

    CB getting dragged too for not supporting her.
    After that girl stayed down when he was in rehab and the clink
    These niggas ain’t loyal!
    —————————-
    You know good and hell well that nigga aint gettin involved when the Carters are a part of it. Nigga STILL been hopin to get back in their good graces after that ChriannaGate

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Exactly CB is mum

    Even Bow wow was like hell no he wouldve stopped at the name BIC and freestyle and added some other ish. But like it was said downstairs a professional can recover, but when you are a pretend model, somethings are out of your realm

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

    The Last Stop’s shooting range website offers tourists the opportunity to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun, which is illegal to sell in the United States.
    ________________

    :think:
    If it's illegal to sell, how did they acquire it?

  • Hair Lova

    So I'm passing. The most interesting thing Diamond had going on ever was that she was messin around with Scrappy. Lawd I'm so sick of these stupid shows. Atlanta ex's is the last new reality show I'm putting into my tv rotation.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

    @UNSHAKEABLE
    "So roses, check this out…..20 year old Dillon Taylor, an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder. Some believe it’s a double standard when the shoe is on the other foot.

    What does the rose garden think? No judgment
    _________________________

    :eek:

    LET ME GO START A "GO FUNE ME" FOR THIS "HERO" COP!

    :pc:

  • Who Dat

    20 year old Dillon Taylor, an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder. Some believe it’s a double standard when the shoe is on the other foot.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I dont have the answers. I dont feel like doing the homework. RIP to Mr. Taylor though.

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    Re: Sisterhood of Hip Hop :facepalm: Those broads can't rap :no:

    Glass Cutter (™Dubb) is the only known one. She's cute, but she has a sense of entitlement that I think she lost after they stopped playing Rock Ya Hips/Knuck if you Buck at the clubs :yes:

  • Hair Lova

    20 year old Dillon Taylor, an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder.
    ____

    I read this mess. Don't they have their own people? Call Rush Limbaugh or somebody. Jesse and them are our folks!

  • sassyshe

    Unshakable says:

    This is sad on so many levels. I believe that child will be traumatized for a long time. I hope she doesn’t have survivor’s guilt behind this incident.

    So roses, check this out…..20 year old Dillon Taylor, an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder. Some believe it’s a double standard when the shoe is on the other foot.

    What does the rose garden think? No judgment

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    I think Dillon has to go through the same process as every unarmed gunned down teen - we need to see footage inside the convenience store, eyewitness account, his facebook, twitter and ig pages to determine if this cop feared for his life

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder.

    ____________________________

    I believe the only Black person in the situation was the cop, so they're where they need to be - out of the limelight :yes: :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I think folks are just calling everything an Uzi

  • sassyshe

    Re: Sisterhood of Hip Hop

    Diamonique thought she was beyond LHHATL plus she was scared of Mamma Dee, you know Mona wouldve invited her to stop resturant and had Mamma Dee waiting to whop that azz within the first 5 mins

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

    The yt boy had on headphones and didn't hear the cop telling him to freeze or whatever. Then he reached to pull up his pants... cop thought he was reaching for a gun.

    Cop was responding to a call about a guy waving a gun and the boy fit the description.

    The boy had a rap sheet.

    **waiting on him to get $400K in support. :waiting: **

  • Wasting time

    @Unshake

    You have to call Al and ask him to get involved.
    I just goggled and it looks like it is just picking up speed.
    It will not catch on because Utahans are not protesting or marching or any of that for this half white half Latino male.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I am split on this gun issue :thinking:
    I don't like guns BUT I made sure mine can fire one and a rifle Because I feel that's what's going to be needed for protection :shrug:

  • Wasting time

    Also this Utahan kid is literally 1 of 1. Michael Brown was what 3 of 4 across the country in as many weeks.

  • aRoTh

    The Last Stop’s shooting range
    _________________________

    How ironic. :tea:

  • aRoTh

    an unarmed White male, was shot and killed by a Black police officer outside of a convenience store. People are wondering where are Al Sharpton, Messy Jesse, and Mr. Holder. Some believe it’s a double standard when the shoe is on the other foot.
    ___________________________

    IF....no I take that back, WHEN they charge the BLK cop, THEN we'll march.

  • Hair Lova

    The Last Stop’s shooting range
    _________________________

    How ironic. :tea:
    ______

    Unfortunately that was the instructor's last stop.. smh

  • San ah make ya dance

    Why did a 9 year old need to know how to shoot a uzi :shrugs: They should have age requirements

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    Even Bow wow was like hell no he wouldve stopped at the name BIC and freestyle and added some other ish. But like it was said downstairs a professional can recover, but when you are a pretend model, somethings are out of your realm
    -----------
    :cosign:

  • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

    ———————————————————————
    I think Dillon has to go through the same process as every unarmed gunned down teen – we need to see footage inside the convenience store, eyewitness account, his facebook, twitter and ig pages to determine if this cop feared for his life
    -----
    :tea:

  • aRoTh

    Hair Lova says:

    The Last Stop’s shooting range
    _________________________

    How ironic.
    ______

    Unfortunately that was the instructor’s last stop..
    ___________

    My whole point.

  • aRoTh

    we need to see footage inside the convenience store, eyewitness account, his facebook, twitter and ig pages to determine if this cop feared for his life
    _____________________

    ...and don't forget his birth certificate, his deddy's past medical history, the last date of his mother's first menstrual period and his great grandmother's report card from the 3rd grade.

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    :yawn: Hey y'all. :waves: long time no font. How yall be? 'chall talmbout? :popcorn:

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    San ah make ya dance says:

    Why did a 9 year old need to know how to shoot a uzi They should have age requirements

    ___________

    They do. :coffee: You have to be 8. :no:

  • Matchsticks

    regarding Dillon....

    I think we need to wait until all the facts come out...we don't KNOW what happened yet... :sarcasm:

    :tea:

  • Wasting time

    …and don’t forget his birth certificate, his deddy’s past medical history, the last date of his mother’s first menstrual period and his great grandmother’s report card from the 3rd grade.
    ---------------------------
    :rofl:

    Hearts you still got that baby and her flat ironed head in your gravi :rofl:
    Welcome back!

  • inter_loop

    Unfortunately, I don't feel any particular way about the unarmed white kid shot by a black cop.

    I care more about us as black people fixing our own problems before we accuse other people of holding us down. Our music says enough about us. All these popular rapper only talk about killing other blacks, from their own community. Not one rapper I've heard ever threaten to kill white people in their raps. We have to think about who we are first.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

    Unfortunately, I don’t feel any particular way about the unarmed white kid shot by a black cop.

    I care more about us as black people fixing our own problems before we accuse other people of holding us down. Our music says enough about us. All these popular rapper only talk about killing other blacks, from their own community. Not one rapper I’ve heard ever threaten to kill white people in their raps. We have to think about who we are first.
    ________________________

    One of the dumbest statements ever placed on the internet.

    :facepalm:

  • inter_loop

    Yea. If you're victim-minded. But if you want to take responsibility for who you are, then the cold truth is what you need. I'm tired of seeing us on TV being victims. Even if we are victimized. We look weak. We're crying screaming holding hands marching. To what end? Education would wipe this 'weak-black-man' syndrome out. Because with this education we can really compete. We can't compete if we seen inventing better weapons and technology. But I'll leave it there because all this just might go over your 'ni&&er-minded' mentality.'

  • pointhimout

    i wanted to see the fatal shot. i had to remember this is a family blog. why is that kid shooting an uzi, supervised or not?

  • JerseyGirl68

    "AK-47 is the tool. Don't make me act a mutha f**** fool." :ak47:

    I don't feel sorry for the instructor. Probably getting her ready to shoot some ninjas anyways. RIP. Next!