Second time Pistorius gets unlucky

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Johannesburg, Feb 18: Oscar Pistorius could have been charged with murder last month going by a statement of his fiend Kevin Lerena who revealed that Pistorius was looking at a friend's gun at a restaurant in Johannesburg when the firearm discharged accidentally.

"I had quite a fright, because the bullet hit the ground centimetres (inches) from my foot," said Lerena, a professional boxer, who described the incident as "a freak accident," he told the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper.

:According to the reports, Oscar Pistorius 'nearly shot a friend at an upmarket restaurant recently when the pistol he was looking at accidentally went off. "For some reason it got caught on his trousers, flipped the safety pin and a shot went off. I wouldn't say he was negligent. Days afterwards he was still apologising."

The restaurant manager heard a loud bang, but Oscar and his friends denied anything had happened, he told the newspaper.

"The revolver belonged to one of his friends... he wanted to have a look at it."

However, on Valentine's day he 'accidentally' shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Although his family denies that he intentionally shot his girlfriend, he is to appear in court on Tuesday.

The athlete has called off the races that were scheduled in the coming months. "I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races that Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in, to allow Oscar to concentrate on the upcoming legal proceedings," said manager Peet van Zyl.

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