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Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

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PHOTO: Charles Vacca, teaches the 9 year old girl how to handle the Uzi, Photo Credit: Mohave County Sheriff / AZfamily, Photo Date: 2014 PHOTO: Charles Vacca, teaches the 9 year old girl how to handle the Uzi, Photo Credit: Mohave County Sheriff / AZfamily, Photo Date: 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. -

PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

The statement came as investigators released reports and 911 recordings from the Aug. 25 shooting of Charles Vacca at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas.

The police report names the child's parents as Alex Gen and Alison MacLachlan and doesn't list the couple's hometown.

New Jersey-based lawyer Kevin Walsh says the family is praying for Vacca's relatives.

Vacca was standing next to the girl when she squeezed the trigger. The gun's recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, killing Vacca.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



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