Whoa, big developing story here: South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. The incident occurred today in the runner’s home in Pretoria, South Africa.
Reports the New York Times:
Early Thursday morning, the police responded to a report of gunshots in the upscale housing complex where Mr. Pistorius lives, said Col. Katlego Mogale, a police spokeswoman. When they arrived, they found paramedics treating a 30-year-old woman for gunshot wounds. The woman was pronounced dead and a 26-year-old man was taken into custody, Colonel Mogale said.
Colonel Mogale would not comment on a possible motive for the shooting.
“A case of murder has been opened,” she said before the police said they had formally charged Mr. Pistorius.
You remember Pistorius from last summer’s Olympic Games, in which he made it to the 400-meter semifinal and competed in the 4×400 meter relay. He also won two gold medals and a silver at the Paralympic Games in last year.
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