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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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TEHRAN (FNA)- Gunmen killed 20 construction workers in Pakistan's Southwestern province of Baluchistan, shooting them at point blank range after identifying where they were from, officials said Saturday.
According to police, the incident took place within the limits of New Faujdari police station whereby a policeman, identified as Irfan Sheikh, allegedly opened straight fire at point blank range at his wife over family dispute.
Denny shot him in the chest at point blank range with a 12 bore shot gun.
John Cooper, 66, blasted his victims - a couple and a brother and sister - at point blank range in four merciless killings done for no financial gain.
A PENSIONER shot his ex-wife in the head at point blank range in broad daylight because he feared she would "take everything," the Old Bailey was told yesterday.
They threw the ball at point blank range at his face twice when he asked the trouble-makers to move on.
His vehicle became lodged and as he tried to reverse, the man fired again at point blank range.
Mr de Menezes, 27, was gunned down by specialist firearms officers at point blank range after being mistaken for failed suicide bomber Hussain Osman.
Gardai believe that he was lured to his death by a rival drugs gang who shot him repeatedly in the head and neck at point blank range.
An innocent man gets shot at point blank range seven times in the head and the boss gets off.
The 44-year-old shot her through the heart at point blank range.
The Dale striker nearly set up a winner minutes later with a brilliant run down the right wing, but sub Chris Dagnall's first time shot was blocked at point blank range by Higgs.
The incident follows the fatal shooting yesterday of a man in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, and the death of jeweller Marian Bates, who was shot at point blank range by robbers at her shop in Nottingham earlier this week.
MacMillan dived to his left to turn away a swerving 25-yard free kick from Gary Farquhar and at the other end Rae denied Michael Bremner at point blank range.
Adam Proudlock, who had earlier been denied at point blank range by Walsall keeper Gavin Ward, made it two ten minutes after the break blasting home following a Ludo Pollet free kick.