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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.
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.
Oscar Pistorius' manager has confirmed he is on his way to Pretoria following this morning's shooting.
He told South African news channel eNCA: "We will issue a statement once we know what is going on."
Police have confirmed a 30-year-old woman was shot an unspecified number of times at the home of Oscar Pistorius, the Associated Press has reported.
Police have told South African media that a 9mm pistol has been recovered from the scene of this morning's shooting at the home of Oscar Pistorius.
Police have told South African media that a murder case has been opened following this morning's shooting at the home of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria.
Spokesperson Katlego Mogale confirmed to news channel eNCA that a 26-year-old man had been arrested, but would not confirm it was Pistorius until the suspect appeared in court.
She confirmed that the shooting took place inside the house and said officers were taking statements from neighbours.
She said police arrived to find paramedics on the scene treating the woman, who they declared dead shortly afterwards.
Police said Oscar Pistorius "appeared to be in massive shock" when they arrived at his Pretoria home, South Africa's eNews channel has reported.
The body of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend has been driven away from his home in Pretoria's Silverwoods Country Estate in a hearse, South African newspaper the Beeld has reported.
The vehicle left at 8:30am local time, approximately four and a half hours after Pistorius allegedly accidentally shot her dead.