gun down

phrasal verb

gunned down; gunning down; guns down
: to shoot (someone) with a gun
He was gunned down in the street.

Examples of gun down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then came two gloomy days in 1968 — April 4 and June 5 — when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 Just hours before polls opened, a town council candidate in the western state of Michoacán was gunned down by two hitmen aboard a motorcycle. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2024 Raziq was gunned down by a Taliban assassin who had infiltrated the governor’s guards. Matthieu Aikins Bryan Denton, New York Times, 22 May 2024 Biggie recorded this verse on March 8, 1997, one day before he was gunned down in Los Angeles. Okla Jones, Essence, 21 May 2024 Every time a gangster is gunned down or a car bomb goes off in the streets of Corsica, the local channel flashes footage of the crime scene. Peter Debruge, Variety, 20 May 2024 An 18-year-old man was gunned down in a homicide in North College Hill overnight, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office. Courtney King and Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 14 May 2024 Not to be outdone, Liberty left fielder Michael Martin gunned down Century’s Liam Hanfman at third base to end the top of the fourth. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2024 But the training would have led you to believe that every day officers were being gunned down on the streets. Emily Harnett, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024

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“Gun down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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