MALIBU, Calif. – A photographer was shot in the leg with a pellet gun outside Britney Spears’ home Saturday evening, authorities said.

It was unclear who fired the plastic pellet as the photographer staking out an event at the pop singer’s Malibu home, Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Smith said. He said firefighters bandaged the man’s leg and he went to a hospital.

“It could’ve been somebody driving by, walking by, we have no idea where it came from,” Smith said.

The photographer, identified as Brad Diaz, was about 200 yards from the home and outside Spears’ long driveway when he was hit, Smith said.

A message left with Spears’ publicist was not immediately returned Saturday night.

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