Reeva Steenkamp Was Hiding Behind a Bathroom Door When Oscar Pistorius Shot Her; Report Claims Security Was Called to the House Two Hours Earlier

Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Olympian Oscar Pistorius, was hiding behind a bathroom door when she was shot and killed, according to Reuters. The Mail and Guardian reports that Pistorius will be charged with premeditated murder, putting an end to the “shot a burglar” storyline that immediately sprung up after the shooting.

Beeld, a daily newspaper in South Africa, reported that security was called to the home two hours before the shooting.

The Afrikaans daily Beeld dedicated five full pages to the story, with its front page story, headlined “Dood agter deur [Dead behind door]”, saying it understood Steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door.

According to the paper, the 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, reported Beeld, quoting an unnamed Silver Woods estate resident.

Police have said virtually nothing about the shooting.

Related: Oscar Pistorius Murder of Reeva Steenkamp: Police Surprised by ‘Burglar’ Angle, Note Previous ‘Allegations of a Domestic Nature’ at the House
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