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← A Key Series of Events Helped Giffords Survive a Gunshot Wound to the Head

Thylacinidae's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Thylacinidae

Its one of those things, I am very thankful to hear that Gifford's prospects for survival are still good.

Comment 26 by CleverCarbon :

Hold on a minute, A Person can survive a point blank head-shot bullet wound?!

They can, it just is very unlikely. Only being struck once by a high velocity ammunition and having bullets with little deformation/fragmentation gives the victim the best up-front odds of survival. Immediate, high end medical attention greatly increases those odds. All told, she is a very very lucky woman.

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:01:25 UTC | #577278