Yes one can get shot many places in the face and neck and not die. And lots of bullets ricochet off the skull!! My wife, being a ER, CV OR, and Trauma 1 nurse has seen many gunshots. Quite a few head shots ricochet off the skull.
So the moral of the story.. she should have had a 12 gauge.
“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality” Ayn Rand