the firing of a gun or guns.
Military. the tactical use of firearms, especially artillery, as distinguished from other weapons, as bayonets, torpedoes, or grenades.

1795–1805; gun1 + fire Unabridged
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gunfire (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə)
1.  the firing of one or more guns, esp when done repeatedly
2.  the use of firearms, as contrasted with other military tactics

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Example sentences
They could hear gunfire and could see puffs of smoke in the city.
It was already midnight, and he was listening to the noise of heavy gunfire,
  four streets away.
In the period of three to four seconds during which the shutter remained open,
  the camera clearly captured the furious gunfire.
He could only see his two daughters move, hunching down to avoid the gunfire.
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