Remarkable Compassion: Gun Instructor's Family Forgives 9-Year-Old Who Accidently Shot Their Father
The family of the gun instructor who was accidentally killed by a nine-year-old girl shooting an Uzi is forgiving her, saying they hold no ill will. INSIDE EDITION has more.
It's a remarkable act of compassion and forgiveness.
Christopher Vacca spoke out, "We don't know your name, but we are connected by this tragedy."
The sons and daughters of the gun instructor accidently shot to death by a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi are reaching out to the youngster.
Tylor Vacca said, "We think about you. We are worried about you. We pray for you. And we wish you peace. Our dad would want the same thing."
The tragedy happened at a gun range near Las Vegas. The recoil from the Uzi submachine gun caused the little girl to lose her grip. Charles Vacca, an army reservist, was fatally wounded.
The subsequent 911 call followed.
"911. What is your emergency?" a 911 operator asked.
The caller voiced, "I have a gun range officer that got shot in the head."
INSIDE EDITION is withholding the little girl's name because of her age. Now Vacca's children say they want to forgive her because they know she must be traumatized by the tragedy.
Elizabeth Vacca spoke in the video, "Our dad would want you to know that you should move forward with your life. You should not let this define you. You should love yourself."
Ashley Vacca said, "Like you, we are living through this tragic event that we cannot shut off. It's with us all the time."
Their stunning acts of compassion in the face of heatbreak is bringing praise.
Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos remarked, "Such big hearts! Boy, that is really something!
Christopher Vacca commented, "Someday we hope we can meet you, hug you and tell you that it's okay."
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