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Oscar Pistorius seen shooting in gun range video

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  • Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend last year. His trial starts next week.

      Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend last year. His trial starts next week.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Newly released video shows Oscar Pistorius, who faces a murder trial next week, firing weapons at a gun range before the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend last year.

Sky News on Friday broadcast footage of Pistorius firing a shotgun and using a pistol to shoot a watermelon, which bursts on impact. Delighted screams and laughter are heard in the background.

Sky News is also broadcasting audio of a man it says "sounds very much" like Pistorius who comments on the shattered watermelon. The man says: "It's a lot softer than brain but ... it's like a zombie stopper."

Pistorius' trial starts Monday. The prosecution says Pistorius had a fight with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before killing her in his home last year. He says he mistook her for a nighttime intruder.

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