From King Dictionary of Contemporary English shooting shoot‧ing / ˈʃuːtɪŋ / ●●○ noun 1 [countable ] KILL a situation in which someone is injured or killed by a gun His brother was killed in a shooting incident last year. the accidental shooting of a child 2 [uncountable ] DSO the sport of shooting animals and birds with guns the grouse shooting season The shooting party set off shortly before dawn. 3 [uncountable ] the process of taking photographs or making a film We had two weeks of rehearsals before shooting began. Examples from the Corpus shooting • The car had been hit only twice in nearly half a dozen shootings. • Recent technological developments have enhanced the possibility of fatal shootings. • Speedy, and with neat control, his shooting was accurate and his use of dead-ball situations intelligent and effective. • There has been an alarming increase in the number of shootings on our streets. • All hits against the chariot in hand-to-hand or shooting are randomly allocated as shown below. • And the vets at Stroud hope they won't have to deal with any more victims of senseless shooting. • Oswald was seen running away from the building just after the shooting. • If the rabbits are to be shot then the man required to do the shooting must be freed from all other responsibilities. • Ambulances rushed to the scene of the shooting. • The police officer who saw the shooting is being treated for shock. • In 1994,17,190 of the 23,720 homicides, 72 percent, were pegged to shootings. shooting party • The next day there was a shooting party. • He was dressed for an Edwardian shooting party in a full suit of tweed plus fours. • There's no access here, mainly because of shooting parties from what I have seen. • He is also very close to Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, and has attended other shooting parties on the estate. • King Edward visited several times when shooting parties and other entertaining took place on a lavish scale.