Last month, a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her shooting instructor with a fucking Uzi because apparently the goddamn Delta Force (starring Chuck Norris) is hiring children. The family of the instructor Charles Vacca are obviously still reeling from his death, but they are also incredibly concerned about the 9-year-old girl.

Vacca's four children gave a very heartfelt video statement which was posted to the family attorney's website, sending warm wishes to the young girl who must be going through quite the emotional ordeal. In the statement, the kids said (trading off):

We don't know your name but we are connected by this tragedy. In the news we are just called "The family," "the 9-year-old girl," "The instructor." But we do have names. Our names are Ashley. Elizabeth, Tyler, and Christopher. We are Charlie Vacca's kids. We wanted you to know something about him.

Our dad wasn't just an instructor. He was funny, strong, a protector, a hero, and our friend. He was a good man.You are only 9 years old. We think about you. We are worried about you, and we pray for you. And we wish you peace.Our dad would want the same thing. Like you we are living through this tragic event that we cannot shut off. It's with us all the time.

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 and love your family. Some day we hope we can meet you, hug you, and tell you that it's okay.

This situation continues to be heartbreaking, but it's also incredibly strong and impressive of these kids to reach out to the girl like this.

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