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
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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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It is a group whose values have evolved from the unique socioeconomic conditions of the past few decades: the explosion of media; the breakdown of traditional systems (economic, political, and familial, for example); and the increasing uncertainty of life due to the AIDS epidemic, random driveby shootings, and poisoned Tylenol cases, to name a few.
In addition to a driveby tour of the energy plants and coal mines, committee members and attending spouses also visited local attractions, including the Pfenning Wildlife Museum and shops of downtown Beulah, the Knife River Indian Village, and the Mercer County Historical Society.
The most straightforward reactions have been age-of-innocence anthems like Ahmad's "Back in the Day" and Coolio's "I Remember." It doesn't matter that these vocalists are teens, so that their golden age before the driveby, gang-banging years only dates back to the mid '80s.
We certainly don't want to be roadkill, or a driveby shooting victim, on the information superhighway.
He used the additional space to install floral and pharmacy departments, plus a dry cleaner with a driveby window for customers to drop off and pick up laundry.
describes the Minority Alliance of AntiDiscrimination as "an organization of my homeboys/stealin from the rich and famous/And give it back to the poor folks in the slums/Cause neither one of us forgot where we came from." Ice Cube takes the Robin Hood metaphor a step further, calling for the "ultimate driveby" to be aimed at the U.S.
Gregory was 22 and a member of the notorious Burger Bar Boys gang when he was convicted of murdering the innocent teenagers in a driveby attack in the city in 2003.
Prosecutor Simon Denison QC said: "He said he had been approached at the last minute and asked to act as a gunman in a driveby shooting.
A DOORMAN was left with at least 25 pellets lodged in his body after a driveby shooting outside Tup Tup Palace nightclub, a court has heard.
Armed police were scrambled to the scene of the alleged driveby shooting at about 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 29.
Chris, pictured, said: "She did a little driveby in the car and there was no one there, but by the time she parked, a couple of guys had got in front.
Figures for July show that there have been a further 12 incidents so far, including the Broad Street driveby shooting, less than halfway through the month.