Oscar seen shooting in gun range video

2014-02-28 14:19
Oscar Pistorius (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius (Alexander Joe, AFP)

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Johannesburg - Newly released video shows Oscar Pistorius, who faces a murder trial next week, firing weapons at a gun range before the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend last year.

Sky News on Friday broadcast footage of Pistorius firing a shotgun and using a pistol to shoot a watermelon, which bursts on impact.

Delighted screams and laughter are heard in the background.

Sky News is also broadcasting audio of a man it says "sounds very much" like Pistorius who comments on the shattered watermelon.

The man says: "It's a lot softer than brain but... it's like a zombie stopper."

Pistorius's trial starts Monday.

The prosecution says Pistorius had a fight with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before killing her in his home last year.

He says he mistook her for a night-time intruder.

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