drive-by shooting

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An incident in which a shooter, usually 'riding shotgun'—in the front passenger seat—unloads a firearm from a moving vehicle at another person, vehicle, or building

drive-by shooting

Public health A phenomenon in which one or more persons–commonly members of street gangs, open fire à la Al Capone from moving vehicles, often in retaliation for an alleged wrong-doing by a rival gang
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Drive-by shootings, therefore, can be an exciting and violent path to higher rank within the gang.
The studied drive-by shootings did not happen in isolation.
Although the drive-by shooting participants studied here belonged to gangs, the influence of the gang organization, as a whole, on the shooting was subtle.
By developing a community-based plan, the only drive-by associated with Santa should be led by reindeer, not gun-toting gang members.
1 "3-Year-Old Wounded in Drive-by Shooting," Sacramento Bee, May 31, 1990; Ricci Graham and Diana Sugg, "Man, Wife Hit in Drive-by Shooting," Sacramento Bee, December 21, 1993; and Mareva Brown, "Santa Shot in a Drive-by - How Depraved Can You Get?