return fire

noun

: the firing of a weapon to counter a shooter's shot
The suspect started shooting and was wounded by the return fire of the police.

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“Return fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/return%20fire. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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