I have two questions to apply to you with:
1. Can an 'evening' be 'distant' if I recall him? Can I place the words together as a substantive group?
2. Can I say: 'execution by shooting' or just an 'execution'?
Thanks in advance.
2 You'd normally just say 'execution', and most executions by shooting would be called 'execution by firing squad'. Only an execution by shooting, but not involving a firing squad, would be referred to as an 'execution by shooting'. (In crime stories, though, you often come across the expression 'execution shooting' - which is always criminal: He was shot from point-blank range in the back of the head - looks like an execution shooting.)