Sascoc mum on Oscar shooting

2013-02-14 11:05

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) says they won’t comment on the alleged shooting incident involving Oscar “The Blade Runner” Pistorius and his girlfriend, the Olympic governing body said in a statement today.

Said Sascoc: “The leadership at Sascoc has been inundated with enquiries regarding an alleged shooting incident involving Team South Africa Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend.

“Sascoc, like the rest of the public, knows no more than what is in the public domain, which is there has been an alleged fatal shooting on the basis of a mistaken identity and an apparent assumption of a burglary.

“The organisation is in no position to comment on the incident other than to say our deepest sympathy and condolences have been expressed to the families of all concerned.

“There is a police investigation, as is customary with any shooting incident, and it would be irresponsible and inappropriate to comment on the alleged incident until the official investigative process has been completed.

“Our thoughts are with the respective families at this time.”

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