Hi, there!

I'm writing a novel where one of the characters gets either shot in the stomach (close range) or stabbed, but I need some factual information to decide which is more feasible.

1. What would it feel like/What would be the symptoms?
2. How long would the person (healthy female, around 18 or 19) have to live after that?

3. I read once that a shot to the stomach is one of the slowest and most painful deaths a human being can endure (I believe it was in a forum concerning the movie "The Invisible", where this girl, Annie, gets shot in the stomach and then lives for a while after that, presumably in a lot of pain)... how factual is this?

Thanks in advance,

»Sam.