Phuket Gazette Sports: Paralympic Pistorius shoots girlfriend dead – South Africa media

Paralympic star Pistorius shoots girlfriend – South Africa media
Reuters / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is being questioned by South African police for shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria, domestic media said today.

Johannesburg’s Talk Radio 702 said Pistorius was understood to have shot his girlfriend in the head and arm, although the circumstances surrounding the incident were unclear. He may have mistaken her for a burglar, the radio report said.

A police spokeswoman told Reuters that a woman had been found dead at the house but declined to give any more details.

Pistorius, who races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400 metre semi-finals in London 2012.

Related news

South Africa has some of the world’s highest rates of violent crime and some home-owners carry weapons to defend themselves against intruders.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

Phuket News
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Check Also
Close