Oscar leaves Pretoria police station

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Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius walked out of Boschkop police station in Pretoria with a jacket over his head on Thursday after the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

He was bundled into a car that sped off.

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Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius.

According to reports, Pistorius was being taken to Mamelodi hospital for blood tests ahead of his appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday afternoon .

The double amputee paralympian athlete, who uses carbon fibre prosthetic legs, sat between two people in the back seat of a white unmarked VW Polo.

A driver and passenger were in the front seat as the vehicle drove off, with photographers vying for a shot of the world famous athlete who had qualified to compete with able-bodied athletes.

Police opened a murder docket following the shooting at Pistorius' home at Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria in the early hours of the morning.

Steenkamp was reportedly shot four times. - Sapa

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