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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The scene after a drive-by shooting at Tup Tup Palace in Newcastle city centre on Saturday night IAIN BUIST
RAMADI, Iraq: A drive-by shooting and other attacks in Iraq killed a civilian and seven policemen Sunday, police and Interior Ministry officials said.
Separate drive-by shootings in towns in the central province of Diyala killed two civilians, police Major Firaz al-Dulaimi said.
"Three soldiers were killed." Also near Kirkuk in the town of Leylan, a drive-by shooting killed a civilian, Barazanchi said.
A YOUNG man with learning difficulties had a mi rac l e es c ape yesterday when hi s flat was targeted in a drive-by shooting.
Summary: Six Coptic Christians have been killed and 10 people wounded in a drive-by shooting in front of a church in southern Egypt.
Drive-by shooting -- A Pakistani national who worked as the press officer at the Iranian consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, was shot dead last Wednesday as he was driving to work.
Police are probing links between the killing of a man in Thornton Lodge earlier this year and a drive-by shooting in Birkby on Sunday.
Two teenagers were gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.
A LIVERPOOL man who accidently shot his friend in the head has been locked up indefinitely for a drive-by shooting.
TWO men narrowly escaped death yesterday when they survived a drive-by shooting.
ONE man was murdered and another injured in a drive-by shooting in the centre of Manchester, police said last night.