Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated
By JACQUES BILLEAUD and JOSH CORNFIELD, Associated Press
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.Associated Press