Where: Not relevant.
Searches tried: "shot in the neck" + injuries, "shot in the throat" + injuries, "gunshow wound to the throat" + injuries, also all of the above with "death" and "death duration" instead of "injuries". (I'm probably not using the right keywords, since this is a kind of specific question!)
I have a character who is shot in the throat at pretty short range (~2 metres away at most), with a flintlock pistol. From my googling, it seems that this kind of shot would usually hit the spinal cord- however, I need to keep the guy alive (or at least dying) for a few seconds. Is this going to be plausible? Or should I have him get shot somewhere else instead?
EDIT: Aaaaaand I think I'm answered already. Thanks sollersuk!