Brazilian striker Adriano "accidentally shoots" woman in his car

Wayward Brazilian striker Adriano “accidentally shoots” woman in his car

Brazilian striker Adriano shot a woman inside his car while fooling around with his bodyguard”s gun, according to police.

The victim, named locally as Adriene Pinto, aged 20, was wounded in her left hand and required surgery.

Adriano has had a chequered career

Bad boy: Adriano has had a chequered career

A police officer said the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday mornining after Adriano, aged 29, four women and his bodyguard left a nightclub in the Barra da Tijuca district to the west of Rio de Janeiro.

The UOL Internet news portal said Adriene Pintotold police that Adriano, now playing for national champions Corinthians, accidentally fired his bodyguard”s gun when hewas fooling around with it inside the car.

No one else was hurt.

Adriano scored 27 goals in 48 games for Brazil and played for Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Parma but recently his career has been blighted by problems with his weight and alcohol.