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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EDITORS' ADVISORY: Jemale, a fifteen-year-old paraplegic, suffers from this condition due to an injury from a bullet to the spine from a drive-by shooting.
An officer at the Salinas Police Department was recently dispatched to a drive-by shooting at a local high school.
Drive-by shootings targeting police and army personnel have become relatively frequent in Egypt since the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in June 2013.
The department is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators responsible for the drive-by shooting.
VAN NUYS -- A drive-by shooting thought to be gang-related had residents scrambling for cover Sunday in the 7000 block of Fulton Avenue.
Meanwhile, one of the carjackers placed a call for an ambulance from a pay phone about a half-mile away, claiming that two friends had been wounded during a drive-by shooting involving a rival gang.
As Rush and Metz stand outside the courthouse conferring, they are gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
Last November, a 31-year-old man was beaten to death outside a hostel on the main A-road while a 19-year-old was shot in the leg in a drive-by shooting in October.
RADIO 1 rap guru Tim Westwood was not the intended target of a drive-by shooting last month, say detectives.
A single factor connects these incidents; each involved a drive-by shooting by a gang member.
Drive-by shooting, however, have occurred throughout the country.
com/FrencHMonTanA) French Montana was involved in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia Thursday night.