Valentine’s Day has turned into a ‘gruesome’ day for Paralymics Champion Blade Runner of Oscar Pistorious, as it emerges now that he has killed his ‘girlfriend’ mistaking her to be a intruding ‘Robber’.
A heart-broken and shell shocked Blade runner Oscar Pistorius has been arrested and is being questioned by police, The Associated Press reported. He is expected to appear in court later today.
Representatives for Blade runner Oscar Pistorius in South Africa and the United Kingdom could not immediately be reached for comment.
Multiple media outlets in the country, including the Mail & Guardian, citing local police, said the woman, 30, died at the scene at the athlete’s house in Pretoria. The original source of the report appears to be Beeld, an Afrikaans-language daily newspaper.
Police spokesperson Captain Sarah Mcirca confirmed to South African media that a woman was shot in the arm and head. A 9mm pistol was recovered at the scene.
Blade runner Oscar Pistorius, 26, made history by being the first double amputee to take part in the Olympics.
Known as the “Blade Runner” for his use of carbon fiber prosthetic blades, Blade runner Oscar Pistorius won gold medals in the 4 x 100 meter relay and 400 meter individual events at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
He was born without the fibula, the long, slender bone running along the outside of the leg from below the knee joint and down to the ankle, in each of his legs, information on his website says.
Blade runner Oscar Pistorius is a huge star in South Africa and is viewed as an ambassador for the nation’s sporting achievements. In 2012, Time magazine named him as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said that it was not in a position to comment on the alleged fatal shooting. “Our thoughts are with the respective families at this time,” the organization said, in a statement.