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synonyms for gunfire

  • artillery
  • barrage
  • blast
  • bombardment
  • burst
  • detonation
  • firing
  • shooting
  • thunder
  • volley
  • crackle
  • discharge
  • enfilade
  • salvo
  • cannonading
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How to use gunfire in a sentence

Another store employee chased him, and the deputy and the suspect again exchanged gunfire, officials said.
SHERIFF’S DEPUTY REMAINS IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER SHOOTING AT WALMART IN STERLINGSTEVE THOMPSON, DANA HEDGPETHJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
David Blackburn’s brother told police that he was sleeping before hearing gunfire and that he saw his brother “standing by his mother holding a handgun,” detectives wrote.
MAN APPARENTLY EXPERIENCING PARANOIA IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS MOTHERDAN MORSEJANUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Police said that the Corolla driver, who was struck by gunfire, stopped at the 12th Street Metro stop and that Metro Transit Police helped him.
MAN INJURED AFTER TWO CARS EXCHANGE GUNFIRE ON I-395 INTERSTATE IN ARLINGTONDANA HEDGPETHNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That’s when he heard the gunfire and ran back to where the POWs were.
HOW DACHAU’S AMERICAN LIBERATOR PROTECTED NAZI POWSPALLABI MUNSINOVEMBER 11, 2020OZY
When the officers arrived, Velez said, “they immediately came under gunfire.”
MAN SHOOTS AT OFFICERS, RUNS OVER WOMAN WITH STOLEN CRUISER IN LANHAM, POLICE SAYKATIE METTLER, DANA HEDGPETHNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Taylor’s death is one of a string of cases where gunfire occurred during the execution of “no-knock” warrants.
A WOMAN KILLED. AN OFFICER SHOT. AND NO ONE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE.DAVID FAHRENTHOLDSEPTEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
On its website, ShotSpotter claims that only 20 percent of gunfire incidents on average are called into 911 across the country.
SHOTSPOTTER SENSORS SEND SDPD OFFICERS TO FALSE ALARMS MORE OFTEN THAN ADVERTISEDKARA GRANTSEPTEMBER 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It has been reported that there have been at least 33 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2020 alone, which resulted in 10 deaths and 15 injuries.
MARCH 2020 HAS BEEN THE FIRST MARCH WITHOUT A SCHOOL SHOOTING IN THE U.S. IN 18 YEARSD. N.APRIL 17, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
When it first received gunfire from a Federal ship, the shots surprisingly glanced off its sides.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
One moment he was limned in the glow of the flashlight, then gunfire made a blasting hell of that fourth floor.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO GUNFIRE

  • battery
  • blast
  • bombardment
  • broadside
  • cannonade
  • crossfire
  • curtain of fire
  • discharge
  • enfilade
  • fire
  • fusillade
  • gunfire
  • hail
  • salvo
  • shelling
  • shower
  • storm
  • volley
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.