South African model Reeva Steenkamp was the victim of the shooting at the home of her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, her talent agent has confirmed.
– British Paralympic Association
The BPA has heard this morning of the tragedy in South Africa today involving Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. We send our condolences to all involved. As it is a police matter, we will not comment further at this time.
Local radio has reported that Oscar Pistorius' lawyer Kenny Oldwage has just left the police station's premises in Pretoria.
They claim that Pistorius still appears to be inside.
Oscar Pistorius had been in a "healthy, fabulous relationship" for the last few months with his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her agent Sarit Tomlinson has said.
Ms Tomlison described Ms Steenkamp, who has been named in unconfirmed local reports as the victim of this morning's shooting, as an "absolute angel on earth".
Responding to reports of her death, she told Sky News that Ms Steenkamp "was the kindest, most unbelievable girl".
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the victim beyond saying she was a 30-year-old woman.
At the Pretoria court where "a 26-year-old local man" is expected to appear later in connection with a shooting at his home.
It would be an unusually quick court appearance, just hours after the arrest.
Police have confirmed Oscar Pistorius is being held at the Newlock Court at Pretoria Central Prison and is expected to appear later today, South African news channel eNCA has reported.
I have just spoken with Oscar Pistorius' agent. He's rushing to Pretoria to try to speak with him and promises more details later.
Olympic sports officials in South Africa have expressed their "deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of all concerned" in response to the allegation that Oscar Pistorius accidentally shot his girlfriend.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) said in a statement on its website it had been "inundated with enquiries" since the reports emerged, but said it was "in no position" to comment on the incident.
– SASCOC statement
SASCOC, like the rest of the public, knows no more than what is in the public domain, which is that there has been an alleged fatal shooting on the basis of a mistaken identity and an apparent assumption of a burglary.
There is a police investigation, as is customary with any shooting incident, and it would be irresponsible and inappropriate to comment on the alleged incident until the official investigative process has been completed. Our thoughts are with the respective families at this time.
Athletics South Africa, meanwhile, declined to comment, with a spokeswoman saying it was a private matter. A UK-based spokeswoman for the athlete also declined to comment.
South African police have confirmed that the 26-year-old man taken into custody this morning was Oscar Pistorius, the Associated Press has reported.