at point-blank range

at point-blank range

In close proximity to a person or thing. Typically used to describe a nearby target in shooting. Be careful when firing at point-blank range!
See also: range
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The gun fired when the intruder grabbed it, and the criminal was shot at point-blank range in the chest.
12 Eto'o hooks in left-foot volley from a Willian corner 18 Wickham slots in a close-range rebound after Schwarzer parries Alonso left-foot half-volley 36 Mannone saves an Ivanovic header from a Willian corner at second attempt 42 Mannone saves a Matic long-ranger and Salah angled follow-up 43 Willian denied at point-blank range by Mannone, Ramires misses open-goal follow-up 48 Eto'o fires across the face of goal after a swift counter-attack 75 Mannone blocks Ba backheel close to left-hand byline 82 Borini scores penalty after Altidore is adjudged to have been tripped by Azpilicueta 84 Mannone tips long-range Schurrle shot over the bar 90 Terry header is well claimed by Mannone high above his head
Summary: London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban .
3, 2011, and I was fuming after missing a doe at point-blank range.
Anuj Bidve, 23, was gunned down at point-blank range as he walked with friends near their hotel in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Monday.
He shot Bhuiyan at point-blank range in the face at a convenience store in 2001, partially blinding him.
According to Reuters, police said the gunmen tracked the soldiers and shot them with pistols at point-blank range while they were on foot patrol late on Thursday, providing security at the market.
Patch was left bleeding and in agony when a pellet fired at point-blank range destroyed his left eye and became lodged in his head on Sunday.
Juan Robles, 30, was hit at point-blank range as he played the game during a night of drinking.
Summary: Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani spokesman for the Iranian consulate at point-blank range Thursday as he set off for work in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.
After shooting Stephen Johns at point-blank range, the gunman was shot in the head by two other security guards.
A few minutes later Detective Constable Len Jakeman was also shot in the stomach at point-blank range by the robbers after he and a colleague had rammed the robbers' car and became involved in a struggle.
Mr de Menezes, left, was shot seven times in the head at point-blank range inside Stockwell Tube Station in south London after being mistaken for failed suicide bomber Hussain Osman.
Stang, 73, was shot six times at point-blank range in 2005 in retaliation for her work among landless peasants in the Amazon region of Brazil.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- There was intent behind the bullets that pierced the windows of a parked BMW at point-blank range, killing two 19-year-old cousins inside.