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Wed Apr 23 11:16:25 SAST 2014

Oscar Pistorius shoots girlfriend: report

Sapa, Times LIVE | 14 February, 2013 08:26
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. File photo

Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius allegedly accidentally shot dead his girlfriend at his house in Pretoria on Thursday morning, according to a report.

Beeld newspaper earlier reported on its website that Pistorius allegedly accidentally shot dead his girlfriend after mistaking her for a robber.

Police spokeswoman Captain Sarah Mcira confirmed this to Beeld.

He had mistaken her for a robber, the Beeld.com reported.

Police spokeswoman Captain Sarah Mcira confirmed she was shot in the arm and head. She died on the scene.

Pistorius is currently in police custody and will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court later this afternoon.

Media is not allowed entry into Silverlakes Golf Estate, where Pistorius lives.

The funeral services van transporting the body left the property at 8:30am.

Pistorius is in shock after the incident.

More details to follow.

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