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         === Olympic sprinter Pistorius jailed after fatal shooting ===
 
 Johannesburg,  South Africa  (Sports Network) - South African Olympic sprinter
 Oscar  Pistorius  will remain  in jail  until a  court appearance Friday after
 allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend on Thursday.
 
 Reeva  Steenkamp, a  model who was 30  years old, was shot and killed Thursday
 morning.
 
 Police  confirmed a shooting  at the runner's home  in Pretoria early Thursday
 morning,  but  South African  laws prohibit  a suspect  from  being officially
 identified until appearing in court.
 
 Various  reports  indicate Pistorius may have  mistaken her for a burglar. She
 apparently  entered  Pistorius' home at around  4 or 5 a.m., local time. There
 has  been  speculation that  Steenkamp  might  have  been trying  to  surprise
 Pistorius for Valentine's Day.
 
 Police said an investigation is ongoing.
 
 "The  SA  Police Service  were just as  surprised this morning  to hear on the
 radio  that allegations  had been made that the deceased had been perceived to
 be  a burglar," said police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beukes. "We were very
 surprised and those allegations did not come from us."
 
 Steenkamp  had  recently written on  her Twitter  account that she was looking
 forward  to Valentine's Day, writing "What do you have up your sleeve for your
 love tomorrow???"
 
 The two had reportedly been dating for about a year.
 
 Pistorius,  known  as the "Blade Runner,"  made history at the London Olympics
 last  year  when he became  the first double-amputee  runner to compete in the
 Games.
 
 The  26-year-old  Pistorius had both  legs amputated before  he was a year old
 after being born without fibula bones and runs on prosthetic blades.
 
 The  International  Association of  Athletics Federations (IAAF) had initially
 said  that his  prosthetics were considered technical aids and in violation of
 an  IAAF  rule. But the  Court of Arbitration  for Sport later overturned that
 decision, making him eligible to compete against able-bodied runners.
 
 Pistorius  qualified  for South Africa's Olympic  team in 2012 and competed in
 the 400-meter race, reaching the semifinals, and the 1,600-meter relay.
 
 
 02/14 12:55:29 ET