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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A source said: "This fella looks to be the victim of an execution-style killing.
The victims, each shot execution-style in the head, included seven adults and one juvenile.
He was later killed execution-style by firing squad on Wednesday.
There are signs of bullet wounds to their heads and upper parts of their bodies, apparently the result of execution-style killings.
Many of them were already gone, because they were gunned down execution-style.
A week ago, police found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead execution-style on a beach outside Benghazi, home to several oil firms.
The killing comes a week after police found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead execution-style on a beach outside Benghazi, home to several oil firms.
A BRITISH man and a woman from New Zealand were shot in the head execution-style as they picnicked on a lonely beach in western Libya.
A police source in Salah al-Din told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "unidentified gunmen opened fire at the seven brothers, after forcing them to get out of their car in a road between the Nibai area of Salahuddin and Anbar province, southwest of Tikrit, killing them in an execution-style deaths and throw their bodies on the side of the road and stole their cars.
Iraqi police have discovered the bodies of 18 men who were abducted from their homes and killed execution-style in a town near Baghdad, two police sources said on Friday.
Lahore -- The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the execution-style killing of 13 labourers in Balochistan, reportedly hailing from Punjab who were returning home to celebrate Eid.
Hernandez, seen as one of the NFL's rising stars, was charged on Wednesday with the execution-style murder of a friend in Massachusetts.
A VOLUNTEER working on a project to protect baby turtles has been found dead on a beach in an execution-style killing.
It focuses on the murderer of three young people in rural Fresno in 1980, killed execution-style by a man who was a convicted murderer already behind the walls of Folsom Prison.
Summary: Three female Kurdish activists were shot dead in Paris just after midnight on Thursday in execution-style killings.