Paralympic and Olympic star Oscar Pistorius has reportedly shot dead his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder. A body was discovered at the athlete’s home in the Silverwoods estate in eastern Pretoria, South African police said. Pistorius’ girlfriend was allegedly shot as she woke him, trying to surprise him on Valentine’s day. Pistorius was arrested early Thursday morning following the shooting and is expected in court later.
The 26-year-old is understood to have shot his girlfriend in the head and arms. Paramedics were called to his home between 4am and 5am local time. Police arrived shortly afterwards and a 9mm pistol was reportedly recovered from the scene.