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 from unidentified people are heard in the background. (Read: Judge rules most of Pistorius trial can be televised)
Sky News also broadcast audio of a man it says "sounds very much" like Pistorius who comments on the shattered watermelon. "It's a lot softer than brain but... it's like a zombie stopper," the man said.
The video of Pistorius shows him wearing sunglasses and gun range headphones. Francois Hougaard, a South African international rugby player, is also seen shooting alongside Pistorius in the video. Sky News did not say exactly when the video was taken, or where. (Read: Pistorius surfed porn before girlfriend was shot: report)