fire (up)on (someone or something)

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fire (up)on (someone or something)

To aim a weapon at someone or something and discharge it. Hey, we're not the enemy—quit firing on us!
See also: fire
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fire (up)on someone or something

to shoot at someone or something with a weapon; to shoot in the direction of someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The troops fired upon the advancing army. The cops fired on Max.
See also: fire, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On putting up resistance suspects opened fire upon her as a result she suffered serious injuries and was rushed to nearby local hospital for first aid but she succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.
According to media reports, three unidentified armed masked men barged in the house of Javed for robbery purpose while during robbery, victim (N*) put up resistance against the alleged dacoits who opened fire upon her.As a result she died on the spot.