Media playback is unsupported on your device

US gun range accident: Girl, nine, kills instructor

27 August 2014 Last updated at 22:06 BST

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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.