How sad is this breaking news?

Oscar Pistorius shoots girlfriend – reports

Johannesburg – Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius  allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Thursday morning, apparently after thinking she was an intruder, Beeld reported.

The police’s Captain Sarah Mcira confirmed the woman had been shot in the head and arm.

She died at the scene.

Pistorius is apparently in police custody.

More details to follow.

– End of report –

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and the families of the couple.

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15 thoughts on “How sad is this breaking news?

    • Well, it can happen to anyone… Look at the Dad that by accident killed his daughter last year thinking the same thing. It is tragic and sad how some people are handling the story.

  1. So very tragic! Whilst the full details haven’t been revealed as yet, I am going to assume she snuck into his house to surprise him for Valentines Day.

  2. The plot thickens … this report from BBC:

    Police added that there had been previous incidents at the address and described them as “allegations of a domestic nature”.

    “The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar,” police spokesperson Denise Beuke said, adding that they were not the source of those allegations.

  3. From Sky News:

    Initial reports in the South African media suggested Pistorius’ girlfriend was allegedly shot as she woke him, trying to surprise him on Valentine’s Day.

    But police said the shooting was being treated as a murder investigation and that they were “very surprised” by the reports which they said did not come from them.

    Brigadier Denis Beukes confirmed the pair were the only ones present in the house at the time of the shooting, and that there had been previous incidents at the premises including “allegations of a domestic nature”.

    Pistorius was arrested on Thursday morning following the shooting and taken to hospital for a medical examination, reportedly including blood tests.

  4. I couldn’t believe it when I got the breaking news alert on my phone. Then it hit international news stations. Been following the story the whole day

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