Woman in Adriano’s car shot, wounded

Police say a woman was accidentally shot and wounded in her left hand while accompanying former Brazil striker Adriano in his car.

A police officer says the incident occurred early Saturday morning after Adriano, four women and his bodyguard left a night club in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca district. The officer declined to be identified because she was not authorized to speak to the media.

The officer said it was unclear exactly how the accidental shooting took place and that Adriano has not been questioned. She would not provide further details.

The UOL Internet news portal says that the wounded woman, Adriene Pinto, told police that Adriano accidentally fired his bodyguard’s gun when he was fooling around with it inside the car. No one else was hurt.