Oscar Pistorius tried to revive dying girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp: Report


Oscar Pistorius of South Africa wins the men's 200m at the Paralympic World Cup on May 22, 2012, in Manchester, England.


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A new report alleges South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius tried to revive his dying girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after she was shot.

Steenkamp, a model, was shot four times on the morning of Valentine's Day in Pistorius' house in South Africa, the Associated Press reported.

The runner, who has been arrested in the killing, is being held at a South African police station pending a bail hearing on Tuesday, the AP wrote.

Beeld, the Afrikaans language newspaper, reported security guards who heard gunshots in the house, said they saw Pistorius running down the stairs holding Steenkamp in his arms, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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The Telegraph reported sources told the newspaper Pistorius had tried to resuscitate her.

When paramedics arrived soon after, they pronounced Steenkamp dead.

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Steenkamp's reality TV show "Tropika Island of Treasure" aired in South Africa on Saturday, two days following her death, ESPN reported.