Drive-by shooting

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A drive-by shooting (sometimes referred to merely as a drive-by) is an attack on a person carried out with a firearm from a moving vehicle (or a momentarily stopped vehicle). They often result in the shooting of innocent bystanders because of a lack of accuracy.

Drive-by shootings are popular among criminals (and gang members in particular), because the shooter is already in the getaway car. One of the first documented drive-by shootings in the United States was during the Chicago, Illinois Race Riot of 1919. Drive-by shootings became common during the gang wars of the Prohibition era.

The Chinese Civil War saw the drive-by elevated to military tactics, when warlords fielded armored cars (regular cars replated with steel sheets) with a mounted Colt machine gun on top. Template:Law-stub

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