Tragedy in Texas: Teen lesbian couple shot

Lesbian teens found shot in head in Corpus Christi Texas, June 26, 2012

Tragic news out of Texas as a teenage lesbian couple was found in a public park near Corpus Christi this weekend. Both had been shot in the head.

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, died of her wounds, while Mary Christine Chapa remains in serious but stable condition. Police are unsure if the couple were targeted for their sexuality but have said the shooting was “not random.”

When asked if police had been able to determine if the girls’ sexuality played any role in the shootings, Portland Police Chief Randy Wright told “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.”

A resident who lives adjacent to the park told police they heard two loud bangs just before midnight Friday, but thought they were firecrackers, Wright said.

Investigators believe at about that time the women walked with their assailant down a trail into knee-deep grass, where they were shot with a large caliber handgun, Wright said.

Evidence didn’t indicate whether the women were with a man, woman or more than one person, he said.

“It’s marshy down there, and the tall grass didn’t allow any identifiable footprints.”

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