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Police: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius involved in shooting at home, woman dead

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa. Police say Pistorius, a double-amputee known as "Blade Runner," was taken into custody after the shooting early Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home in a gated complex in the country's capital. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

PRETORIA, South Africa - Police say that Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been involved in a shooting at his home in the country's capital, Pretoria.

Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale tells The Associated Press that police received a call early Thursday morning that there had been a shooting at the double-amputee runner's home.

Mogale says when police arrived they found paramedics trying to revive a 30-year-old woman who had been shot an unspecified number of times. Mogale says the woman died at the house.

Officers found a 9-mm pistol at the scene and took the 26-year-old Pistorius into custody.

Mogale says Pistorius is expected to appear in court later Thursday.

Pistorius made history at the London Olympics last year when he became the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics.

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