only if you want to cause some wounding, not even stuff that leaves a painful memory for a long time.
a little while a ago saw one. cleaned up, pellets out (7 shot), dressing, watch for a day to make sure ok, go home. less than 10' distance.
Im still sticking with a 9mm pistol or a 556 AR
At less than 10 FEET?
7 shot? As in number 7 shot size or that's the total number picked out?
If the injury was no more serious than that, it must've only been a grazing wound where they were hit by a few fliers or else the pellets were from a pistol shot cartridge or a .410 pistol.
No way they took a solid hit from a shotgun at that distance without being seriously wounded or killed.