Mass. gun show charged in boy's death

WESTFIELD, Mass., Dec. 4  -- The father of a Connecticut boy who accidentally shot himself to death at a gun show had no comment on indictments handed down in the case.

The club that sponsored the show and the police chief in the city of Pelham were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 8-year-old Christophe Bizilj, who was struck in the head with a round from a submachine gun he was allowed to test fire at an expo in October.

A spokesman for the hospital where Dr. Charles Bizilj, the boy's father, works told ABCNews. com that there would be no immediate comment.

Dr. Bizilj was standing near his son at the Massachusetts gun show when Christopher pulled the trigger of the high-powered Uzi and lost control of the weapon. A firearms instructor at the event had prepped the gun and handed it to the youngster.

Charges were filed against the Westfield Sportsman's Club as well as Police Chief Edward Fleury, who runs the company that sponsored the event. (UPI)