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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Malala Yousafzai was attacked by Taliban gunmen and was shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban gunmen as she was returning from her school in Swat valley on October 2012.
She will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other important figures.Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was shot in October 2012 in the head at point-blank range as she left school in her hometown of Swat.
Garalde, 36, died after he was shot at point-blank range by Vhon Tanto following a road altercation in Quiapo, Manila last July 25.
RAMALLAH, March 28, 2016 (WAFA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and some other ministers' reaction to the shooting of a wounded Palestinian at point-blank range in Hebron hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.
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. I climbed back into the stand after retrieving the ruined arrow and confirming the miss.
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.
"The vet said he would have to have been looking at his shooter and he would have been shot at point-blank range."
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.