Drive-by shooting

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For the album by the Rollins Band, see Drive by Shooting.

A drive-by shooting is a type of assault that typically involves the perpetrator firing a weapon from within a motor vehicle and then fleeing.[1] Such shootings are often associated with gang violence in urban areas of the United States but also occur in other contexts. The tactic is also known in the media as simply a "drive-by".[2] The primary motivations for a gang-involved drive-by include intimidation, terrorization, and assassination of rival street gang members.[3] Numerous hip-hop artists have been targeted in drive-bys;[4] prominent rappers who were killed in such incidents include Tupac Shakur,[5] The Notorious B.I.G.,[6] and Mac Dre.[7]

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In the first decade of the 21st century, drive-by shootings were used by militants in Iraq, including the assassinations of Waldemar Milewicz[8] and Hatem Kamil.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutson, H. Range; Anglin, Deirdre; Pratts, Michael J. Jr. (3 February 1994). "Adolescents and Children Injured or Killed in Drive-By Shootings in Los Angeles". New England Journal of Medicine. doi:10.1056/NEJM199402033300506. 
  2. ^ "3-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting identified". WKYC-TV. Cleveland, Ohio. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Hutson, H. Range; Anglin, Deirdre; Kyriacou, Demetrios N. (4 October 1995). "The Epidemic of Gang-Related Homicides in Los Angeles County From 1979 Through 1994". New England Journal of Medicine. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530130037025. 
  4. ^ Coleman, C. Vernon II (1 February 2013). "They Shootin': 10 Rappers That Were Targeted In Drive-By Shootings". HipHopWired. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Dominguez, Robert (14 September 1996). "Tupac Shakur dies days after drive-by shooting in 1996". New York Daily News. Retrieved 11 December 2015. Rapper Tupac Shakur died yesterday from wounds suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting, becoming a casualty of the kind of bullet-sprayed urban violence captured in his lyrics. 
  6. ^ Millner, Denene (10 March 1997). "Biggie Smalls is killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997". New York Daily News. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rapper Mac Dre Killed In Kansas City". Billboard.com. 2 November 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "BBC article about murder of Waldemar Milewicz". BBC News. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "article on Hatem Kamil's assassination". BBC News. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 

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