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noun as in shot

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Another store employee chased him, and the deputy and the suspect again exchanged gunfire, officials said.

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.

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.

That’s when he heard the gunfire and ran back to where the POWs were.

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When the officers arrived, Velez said, “they immediately came under gunfire.”

One witness said the gunfire began after a traffic collision, which drew the attention of a nearby police officer.

Gunfire was exchanged and Sam, who was unarmed, was wounded.

The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.

Behind a chorus of shrill insects, the pops of gunfire can sometimes be heard in the distance.

Meanwhile, returning from la-la land to our regularly scheduled program, 86 people died in the United States today from gunfire.

When it first received gunfire from a Federal ship, the shots surprisingly glanced off its sides.

One moment he was limned in the glow of the flashlight, then gunfire made a blasting hell of that fourth floor.

His mad rabbit hunt and the deafening roar of his gunfire had temporarily unhinged his mind.

The air was filled with the cracking of gunfire and the deep, savage snarling of the prowlers.

Little smoke-puffs all along the battle-front kept pace with the popping of gunfire.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gunfire, such as: artillery, barrage, blast, bombardment, burst, and detonation.

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