The verb shoot appears often in Chinese international news. But I am unclear about the different words for it.
射击 and 开枪 seem to be the firing of a gun and 击中，射中 hitting with a weapon, but could someone clarify the difference?
My dictionary says "hit with missile". Can any of these words be used for a rocket / missile attack too or are they only applicable to handguns and sporting guns?
I also wonder why the word 中 is part of these words in the context of shooting.
Thank you very much.