'Wrong turn' British tourist family in Brazil shooting ordeal

Family with three children in violent incident 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro

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A family of British tourists who made a wrong turn outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have been shot at leaving a woman wounded.

Brazilian police said a couple and their three children were travelling in Angra dos Reis, a popular coastal holiday destination about 90 miles from Rio, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities said a group approached the car and apparently told the family to get out and then opened fire, according to AP.

A police statement said the woman was hit in the abdomen and was being treated in hospital.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in touch with the local authorities in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, following reports of the shooting of a British national."