execution style

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execution style

Describing a shooting in which the victim is conscious and shot at close range, often with no means of escape. I'm terrified to go into that neighborhood now that I've heard about the execution style shootings that have happened there.
See also: execution, style
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ACARE worker has been convicted of the "execution-style" murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh, who he killed to prevent her revealing his year-long abuse of her.
Pakistan Navy personnel among 14 massacred execution-style near Ormara
The statement came at FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal's weekly briefing, held hours after Thursday morning's execution-style killing of 14 people, including Pakistan Navy personnel, on the Makran Coastal Highway.
FOUR houses across Liverpool were raided in connection with the execution-style murder of James Taylor in the city centre.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has shot dead execution-style three men.
A FORMER soldier has been jailed for 38 years after shooting dead his ex-wife and mother-inlaw in an execution-style killing at almost point-blank range.
He was assigned to the Barangay Bagong Silangan police community precinct when he was tagged as one of the policemen who shot four men 'execution-style' in Barangay Payatas in August 2016.
The victims, each shot execution-style in the head, included seven adults and one juvenile.
This barbaric murder joins a long list of execution-style killings committed by Islamic State over the years.
He was later killed execution-style by firing squad on Wednesday.
Summary: A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the Australian city of Melbourne overnight, Lebanese state media reported.
New evidence of "execution-style killings" by pro-Russian armed groups in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, illustrates the urgent need for action to tackle the escalating human rights and humanitarian crisis in the area, said Amnesty International.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The families of three American Muslim students shot dead in North Carolina called the tragic shootings "execution-style murders", calling for a hate crime investigation.
Detectives said George Muchai, a member of Kenyan's governing Jubilee coalition, was returning home after meeting family members in a restaurant when the execution-style attack by masked men with assault rifles took place close to Nairobi's central business district.
A week ago, police found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead execution-style on a beach outside Benghazi, home to several oil firms.