“There are witnesses and they have been interviewed this morning. We are talking about neighbours and people that heard things earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place.”
Pistorius was arrested and taken into custody. He’s expected to get a hearing tomorrow.
Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee who became world-famous during last year’s Summer Olympics, when he joined the South African team after years of fighting to be allowed to run in able-bodied competitions.
He mentioned that a security alarm in the house had gone off the previous night, and he had grabbed his gun and tiptoed downstairs. (It turned out to be nothing.)
Pistoriius actually took the Times reporter, Michael Sokolove, to a gun range and taught him to shoot a 9mm pistol — the kind that was reportedly used in the shooting this morning.
Reeva Steenkamp was a model as well as “a law school graduate and an entrepreneur committed to empowering women.”
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