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Teenage lesbian couple found shot in Texas park, one fatally wounded

Monday, June 25, 2012

PORTLAND, Texas — A teen-aged lesbian couple has been found shot in a public park in this small Texas resort community just northeast of Corpus Christi.

According to a Portland police spokesperson, two visitors to the Violet Andrews Park stumbled upon the two young women lying in the grass early Saturday.

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Mary Christine Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin

Nineteen-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin was found dead on the scene and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa was rushed to the hospital and remains in serious but stable condition.

Investigators believe the women were shot some time around midnight on Friday — they were shot in the head with a large caliber handgun.

A police spokesperson told LGBTQ Nation that detectives do not believe this was a random incident, but are not disclosing information regarding a potential motive.

Police are also not saying whether or not the pair’s sexual orientation was reason for the shooting.

In a statement released to LGBTQ Nation, Portland Police Chief Randy Wright said, “That’s always something that we’re looking for, but as of this point, we have not been able to establish that that had anything to do with the attack.”

He added that the crime did not appear to be “just a random attack.”

Friends of the couple told police that the girls had been dating for about five months.

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37 more reader comments:

  1. Makes me mad as hell

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:28pm
  2. Seriously? We’re in the 21st century for goodness sake and people believe that shooting LGBT couples will solve everything?

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:29pm
  3. They don’t know why they were shot yet.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:30pm
  4. =(

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:30pm
  5. heartbreaking and cruel! :(

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:31pm
  6. :(

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:31pm
  7. Poor girls

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:31pm
  8. I honestly just shook my head like five times in disgust after reading this. Then would stop shaking my head read it again and shake my head again

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:31pm
  9. very sad story. I’m sure they will catch the killer, i just hope they charge him/her/them with a HATE crime, instead of simple manslaughter or murder

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:31pm
  10. Omg I am praying for them…sad

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:32pm
  11. Dislike infinitely

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:33pm
  12. Those killed because of those they love is one of the oldest tragedies known!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:33pm
  13. :(

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:33pm
  14. Dan it I feel for the family’s and for the two girls this has happens too

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:33pm
  15. Another victim of bigotry. May she rest in peace!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:36pm
  16. wow..

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:38pm
  17. Oh my god.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:41pm
  18. This shit cannot continue going on and I hope the shooters r prosecuted severely for their crimes! Ignorance like this needs to end!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:43pm
  19. OMG WTF Is wrong with some people!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:44pm
  20. Ugly act of hatred! When are we going to stand-up to the haters???!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:52pm
  21. When will the hatred stop? Prayers and thoughts go out to the families of both girls.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:53pm
  22. People suck

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:55pm
  23. I hope that the surviving girl is able to provide information to help police catch her partner’s killer.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:56pm
  24. This is fcking horrible I mean its gay PRIDE MonTh for gods sake! Add me for fb friends

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:00pm
  25. This is crazy.. These girls were barely out of high school and barely able to vote!! How sad that they can not even enjoy the park!!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:09pm
  26. :[

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:09pm
  27. omg..that is so wrong..

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:10pm
  28. Holy hell :(

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:10pm
  29. gay pride all the way

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:10pm
  30. A crime is a crime…hang em high!!!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:15pm
  31. UGH!!!!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:49pm
  32. ):

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:59pm
  33. That is horrifying.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 9:19pm
  34. so our society is becoming like a third world or worse what with such hate.

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:08pm
  35. WTF!?!

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:29pm
  36. Tragic and so sad! A beautiful young lady with her whole life ahead of her. RIP Mollie! Hope they catch the A-holes that did this to you!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 1:03am
  37. these kinds of stories break my heart, that their is a part of the human race that havent revolved past animalistic behavior

    Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:11am