Florida Woman Survives Gunshot Right Between the Eyes
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. — Doctors say it's amazing that a 41-year-old Tampa-area woman survived after someone shot her right between the eyes while she was riding in her boyfriend's pickup truck.
Doctors think she was hit with a .44-caliber bullet that broke in two pieces, each traveling under her skin and exiting behind her ears last weekend. She was released from the hospital hours later with just stitches.
The woman says two cars started following their truck Saturday night and the occupants began yelling at them.
At a traffic light, someone in one of the cars stood up in the sunroof and started shooting back at the truck.
Part of the bullet that hit the woman exited her head, went through the back window of the truck and hit a Jeep driving behind it.
A guy shot his sleeping wife or girlfriend in the back of the head with a crossbow. The bolt went right in between the lobes of her brain (it had a target point on, not a broadhead) and got stuck such that it made a big lump on her forehead. The woman didn't even wake up when she was shot. Hours later she woke up and went to the hospital, complaining of an awful headache. It was removed in surgery and she was fine.