When Carol/Captain Marvel is using the phone outside Blockbusters she is attacked by a Skrull on a rooftop. The Skrull uses some sort of blaster to attack Carol so it was presumably an assassination attempt.
We later learn that
the Skrulls really only want Carol so that she can decode the location of a spaceship where refugee Skrulls are hiding. As such, they wanted information from her. They didn't want to kill her.
Given this, wasn't shooting at her an extremely risky tactic? Were they actually trying to kill her at this stage, or just hurt her so that they could capture her?