Johannesburg - Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home, a report said.
According to the Beeld newspaper, a resident of the upmarket Silver Woods Country Estate said Steenkamp’s body was found in the bathroom.
She was apparently shot four times: in the head, chest, pelvis and hand, the report said.
Pistorius is due to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning on a murder charge.
According to the Beeld, police and security guards were called to his house about two hours before the shooting, after neighbours heard him and Steenkamp argue.
The police were called out a second time around 3am after neighbours heard gunshots, the paper reported, quoting an unnamed Silver Woods estate resident.
Police have given few details of the shooting, other than to say Steenkamp died of gunshot wounds.