POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:04am
NBC News — Police in South Africa say there is an ongoing murder investigation at the home of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius. Police have confirmed to NBC that there was a shooting at Pistorius' home, seen above, and that a 26 year old Pistorius was taken into custody. Several South African media outlets are reporting that Pistorius' girlfriend was killed in the incident and that he may have mistaken her for a burglar and shot her.
Police are not confirming those reports. They are also not confirming reports that Pistorius was arrested and charged with murder. Pistorius made history at the London Olympics last year when he became the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the games and is one of South Africa's most famous athletes.