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Woman says she fired accidental shot that injured her inside Adriano's car

12/29/2011 11:26 EST | Updated 02/28/2012 05:12 EST
RIO DE JANEIRO - A woman who was accidentally shot and wounded in her left hand while accompanying former Brazil striker Adriano in his car says she pulled the gun's trigger.

Last Saturday, Adriene Pinto told police that the Corinthians player accidentally fired his bodyguard's gun when he was playing with it inside the car. No one else was hurt.

The incident occurred after Adriano, four women and his bodyguard left a night club in Rio's Barra da Tijuca district.

Police inspector Fernando Reis told the Globo TV network that Pinto has recanted her earlier testimony and said she picked up the gun that was beneath the driver's seat and was handling it when it accidentally went off.

It was unclear why Pinto gave differing accounts of the incident.

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