Oscar Pistorius Arrested for Accidentally Shooting Dead His Girlfriend

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius allegedly accidentally shot his girlfriend at their home in South Africa after mistaking her for a burglar
Thursday , 14 February 2013
Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius
Reeva Steenkamp at the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 on 7 February
Reeva Steenkamp at the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 on 7 February
Oscar Pistorius in training
Oscar Pistorius in training

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after allegedly shooting his girlfriend dead after mistaking her for a burglar. The accident happened at 4am this morning (14 February) at the South African athlete's farm, located in the north-east of Johannesburg in the Pretoria region.

The woman, unnamed so for but believed to be 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, was reportedly shot in the head, chest and arm. Sources also revealed that she was shot at least twice and treated by paramedics who arrived at the house before succumbing to her injuries.

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Pistorious was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400mtrs semi-finals in London last year.

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