Funeral Today for Ashford Boy Killed By Uzi

A funeral for an 8-year-old Ashford boy who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi will be held Thursday.

A funeral mass for Christopher Bizilj will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, Mass. There will be no  wake or calling hours, and the burial will be private.

Christopher was firing an Uzi at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club in Westfield, Mass., when he somehow lost control of the weapon. Police are still investigating.

Memorial donations can be sent to the Ashford School, where he was in the third grade, and will be used toward new computer technology.

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