Kill from a close distance

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bieasy

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Hi,

When someone use a gunfire and shoot another person from a very close distance, we say in French "Tirer à bout portant". (= To shoot from a carrying edge) Do you have a similar term in English?
 

riverkid

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Hi,

When someone use a gunfire and shoot another person from a very close distance, we say in French "Tirer à bout portant". (= To shoot from a carrying edge) Do you have a similar term in English?

shoot from 'point blank range'

so close he/she had powder burns
 

bieasy

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shoot from 'point blank range'

so close he/she had powder burns

So is the following sentence correct: "He was shot from point blank range"
 
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