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Pistorius "almost shot friend" in restaurant: report

By Sapa | Feb 18, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 57 ]

Oscar Pistorius accidentally fired a gun shot in a busy Melrose Arch restaurant in Johannesburg in January, narrowly missing a friend's foot, Beeld reported on Monday.

The bullet almost hit the foot of Kevin Lerena, a boxer and mutual friend of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp.

"I got a huge fright, because the bullet hit the ground just centimetres from my foot ... but it really was just a freak accident," Lerena told Beeld.

He said he had visited the restaurant with a group of friends who included Pistorius and Steenkamp.

"I must emphasise that the gun belonged to one of Pistorius' friends --I'm not going to mention his name. Oscar just wanted to look at the gun, and it sort of snagged on his pants, releasing the safety catch. A shot went off. I wouldn't call him negligent, it was just an accident. He apologised to me for days afterwards," Lerena said.

The restaurant did not report the incident to the police, as Pistorius and Steenkamp were regular customers.

"I went to investigate when I heard the shot, but they all denied it," said Tashas' manager, Jason Loupis.

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Xse! Lepara, i think i know you from Kagiso Broer...

Feb 18, 2013 3:57 | 0 replies

Comrade Malema should address Pristorius before his life term in jail. We cannot leave this stone unturned.

Feb 18, 2013 11:7 | 0 replies

This man must be watching too much movies with firearm related incidents but he must face the music.

Feb 18, 2013 11:2 | 0 replies

Sowetan pleasE Shut the DDDCK UP

Feb 18, 2013 10:52 | 0 replies

having read one of his tweets and his interest in guns plus the few confratations he has had............this was bound to happen

Feb 18, 2013 10:37 | 0 replies

Some of those complaining about the media are suffering from selective amnesia. They enjoyed the coverage of Malema's escapades and those of JZ but now feel this story should be swept under the carpet, duh. Selebi, JZ, Malema never murdered anyone and your dangerous and murderous blade runner is in the public domain who is being afforded the coverage befitting his status.

Feb 18, 2013 10:36 | 0 replies

He is a trigger happy madafaka, he definately chose the wrong career military or police service would have suited or accommodated his shooting craft.

Feb 18, 2013 10:27 | 0 replies

Oh no. Not another black paint please.

Feb 18, 2013 10:26 | 0 replies

babyfats
Lepile
i head he goes fishing with a gun. when all fails, he shoots at the water violently.


lol lol yoooooooo hai i jst cnt help myself laughing out loud more n more yyuuuuuuuuuu
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Feb 18, 2013 10:17 | 0 replies

Once a murder always one, Oscar must have killed someone before, Steenkamp is not his first victim - but truth will tell - this bustard must be prosecuted without any symphathy, he is the worst cruel men I have ever heard of. I am glad his sponsor companies suspended him, his adverts and bill boards pictures -

Feb 18, 2013 10:14 | 0 replies

Lets be fair Oscar is a friend of Guns, like all of us are friends of something e.g. shopping, women, alcohol, cigarrettes etc.

Leave the guy alone to face just. Dont crucify him.

Feb 18, 2013 10:6 | 0 replies