TODAY   |  February 18, 2013

Friends say Pistorius admitted shooting girlfriend

South African runner Oscar Pistorius is entering his fifth day in jail after allegedly murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Police are investigating damage to her skull and friends of Pistorius say he frantically called them and admitted to shooting Steenkamp. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports

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>>> in the case of olympic sprinter oscar pistorius , accused of shooting his girlfriend to death on valentine's day, michelle kosinski is in pretoria, south africa , with the latest.

>> reporter: his career had him set to race in four continents and his agent just canceled everything. quoting police sources about what allegedly happened inside his home that morning.

>> you fall in love with being in love with love, just one love everywhere.

>> reporter: full of life is how friends remember reeva steenkamp in her new television show.

>> i take with me so many things, things in here and things in here that i'll treasure forever.

>> reporter: for many, too painful to watch as new details keep coming as she was allegedly killed on valentine's day at the hands fs her love. reeva's skull was damaged, cricket bat is being xmed. she was allegedly first shot in the bedroom then through a bathroom door. friends say he frantically call them before 4:00 am that morning. i said to him, what are you talking about? he then repeated himself, there has been a terrible accident. i shot reeva. the other friend says she reportedly arrived to carry a barely breathing reeva down the stairs and they both tried to save her life. the young woman who seemed to savor every moment, every good-bye.

>> i think the way you go out, not just your journey in life, but the way you go out and make your exit, is so important. you've either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way. always be true to yourself. and i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much.

>> reporter: so, pistorius' bond hearing is tomorrow. some legal experts feel there's a chance he will be released, which some women's groups here have vocally opposed.