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Family of instructor killed in uzi accident create video directed at girl who shot him

The children of Arizona gun instructor Charles Vacca, who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl during an uzi training session, spoke out

“In the news, we are just called the family, the 9-year-old girl, the instructor. But we do have names.”

One of Vacca’s daughters, Elizabeth, said her dad was much more than simply an instructor.

“He was funny, strong, a protector, a hero, and our friend. He was a good man,” she said.

The kids said they pray for the girl and hope that her life is not defined by the accident.

“Someday we hope that we can meet you, hug you, and tell you that it’s OK,” Christopher said.

At the beginning of the message, attorney Marc Lamber said the video was intended to provide peace for everyone involved.

“Ultimately, it is our hope that through this process, we will bring some semblance of closure to this family,” he said.