Footage of the girl at the shooting range before the accident
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

US gun range accident: Girl, nine, kills instructor

A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor using a high-powered submachine gun.

The 39-year-old was giving the girl a lesson at the Last Stop firing range in Arizona, but the recoil from the automatic fire caused her to lose control of the Uzi.

The accident appears to have happened after the gun was switched from single to full automatic mode.

Alastair Leithead reports.

Go to next video: US gun owners are 'law abiding'