LATEST: Britney Spears and her security staff are denying knowledge of photographer BRAD DIAZ's pellet-gun shooting.

The paparazzi photographer said he was struck in the thigh by a pellet on Saturday (06AUG05) outside the Malibu, California, mansion where the pregnant TOXIC singer attended a baby shower thrown for her.

While police are investigating his complaint of misdemeanour battery, Spears' camp insist knowing nothing of the attack.

Her publicist, NICOLE KING, says, "Britney didn't know anything about it. She had nothing to do with it."

Police say Diaz was treated with an adhesive bandage at the scene and describe his injury as insignificant. But they plan to reconstruct the incident and talk to everyone involved.

Spears, 23, is due to give birth to her first child with husband Kevin Federline in October (05). Federline has two other children with former MOESHA star Shar Jackson.