Point-blank range

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the extent of the apparent right line of a ball discharged.

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As the mob charged past the corner, it had been swept, at right angles and point-blank range, by the machine-guns drawn up on the cross street.
I watched him coming with a smile which, as he got into point-blank range, took effect and froze his very whiskers.
Connor managed to stab Frye in the stomach before Frye shot him from point-blank range," said Mr Denison.
Emad Abu Shamsiya, a Palestinian human rights worker, recorded a video footage of an Israeli soldier, identified as Elor Azraya, shooting al-Sharif in the head at point-blank range in plain view of the medical team after he had already been shot at least once and left motionless on the ground.
When she resisted, they shot her with automatic assault rifles from point-blank range, blowing her head into almost two pieces," IG (Operations) GHP Raju said on Wednesday.
London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban for advocating girls' education, has become a millionaire by signing a deal for around USD 3 million to publish her memoir.
In a convenience store in Texas, shortly after the attack on the Twin Towers, Mark Stroman shot Bhuiyan at point-blank range in the face, partially blinding him.
The vet said he would have to have been looking at his shooter and he would have been shot at point-blank range.
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.
A few minutes later Detective Constable Len Jakeman was also shot in the stomach at point-blank range by the robbers after he and a colleague had rammed the robbers' car and became involved in a struggle.
Mr de Menezes, left, was shot seven times in the head at point-blank range inside Stockwell Tube Station in south London after being mistaken for failed suicide bomber Hussain Osman.
Pc Ian Broadhurst was shot in the head at point-blank range by David Bieber despite the 34-year-old pleading for his life.