drive-by shooting(redirected from a drive by shooting)
An act or instance in which someone riding in a vehicle begins firing a gun at an unsuspecting person on the street. Police are looking to apprehend the perpetrator of a drive-by shooting that took the life of a young child who happened to be playing outside. Bullets from the drive-by shooting littered the sidewalk.
See also: shoot
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