It is difficult to understand all the circumstances here without some facts about the target composition and construction.
Ricochets can occur with almost any weapon under the right conditions.
I know of at least one case where an IDPA Range Officer was hit with a dime size disk (from a 110 grain .357 SJHP) in the throat because steel plates had been put too close to the firing line.
And, of course, NEVER shoot bowling pins with .22 LR at twenty five yards. (or closer!)
You will poke your eye out!