The woman was shot in the head and arm at his home in Pretoria, South Africa, at 4am today, according to local media. see model picture after the cut...
Pistorius, 26, is believed to have been dating former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp, 30.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear but reports say that he may have mistaken her for a burglar at his property in the Silverwoods Country Estate.
There was speculation the shooting may have been a Valentine’s Day surprise gone wrong.
A spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that a woman has been fatally wounded in a shooting at Oscar Pistorius’s house.
“The woman sustained wounds to her head and the upper body.”
Mogale said police were called following a shooting at a townhouse complex in the Silverlakes district.
“When police arrived they found the paramedics attending to the woman. The paramedics declared the woman dead on the scene and police proceeded with their investigation of the scene,” he said.
The woman’s body has reportedly been removed from the scene.
“A 26-year-old man has been taken into custody.”
The Beeld newspaper named his girlfriend as model Reeva Steenkamp, 30, and said Pistorius was expected to appear in court later today.