Category: Society / February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST
Tragedy strikes Pretoria, South Africa as a 30 year old woman has been confirmed dead as a result of being shot. The woman has been identified as Reeva Steenkamp. The incident occurred at the home of her boyfriend, South Africa’s Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius. The two had reportedly been dating for over a year.
Pistorius has been arrested after officials declared the case as a murder investigation. Police spokesperson Denise Beaukes commented on the tragedy:
"We can confirm that there was a shooting incident this morning at the home of the well-known Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. At this stage we can confirm a young woman, a 30-year-old woman, did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. A 26-year-old male has been arrested and has been charged with murder."
Pistorius is known as the “Blade Runner”: He races wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades. He was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400 meter semifinals in London 2012.
The details of what exactly happened are still being investigated.
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