Cops quiz Oscar Pistorius over shooting

2013-02-14 09:08
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Pretoria - Police are investigating a case of murder after a woman was shot dead at a Pretoria house in the early hours of Thursday morning.

According to Beeld, paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was being questioned at Silverwoods Country Estate in connection with the shooting. He is expected to appear in Pretoria Magistrate’s court later on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale told eNCA that she could not confirm the man's identity until he appears in court.

She added that a 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene and a case of murder is being investigated. The woman was apparently shot four times.

Police are still busy with preliminary investigations on the scene, and statements are being taken from neighbours.

Paramedics were called to the house after the shooting and declared the woman dead at the scene.

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