Oscar guilty of firing shot in restaurant

By Kirstin Buick
12 September 2014

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday.

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday.

"He should not therefore have asked for a firearm in a public place...

"The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused contravened... the [firearms] Act," said Judge Thokozile Masipa.

According to count three on the charge sheet Pistorius allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at Tasha's in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, in January 2013.

The paralympian also faces two other charges of contravening the Firearms Control Act -- one of illegal possession of ammunition and another of discharging a firearm in public.

On count two, on September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

Masipa acquitted him on this count.

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