Olympian Oscar Pistorius Shoots Girlfriend Dead, SAPA Reports

Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius crosses the line to win gold in the men's 400m final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on Sept. 8, 2012. Photographer: Ian Kington/AFP/GettyImages

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, dubbed “the Blade Runner” because of his double leg amputation, shot his girlfriend dead at his house in Pretoria, the South African Press Association reported.

Police spokeswoman Sarah Mcira said the girl, who was not named, was shot in the arm and head. Pistorius said he’d mistaken her for a robber, SAPA reported.

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