Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Posted: Updated:
By JACQUES BILLEAUD and JOSH CORNFIELD

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:50:36 GMT
    Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
  • 2 inmates escape from youth detention center

    2 inmates escape from youth detention center

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:14:38 GMT
    (File)(File)
    Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey.
    Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey.
  • Miss America attempts to buff Atlantic City's image

    Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:59:11 GMT
    (Miss America Pageant)(Miss America Pageant)
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices