Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park
Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries, media reports say. Police were searching for their assailants.
Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright, who confirmed to msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
Olgin, originally from Ingleside but recently living in Corpus Christi, died; Chapa, of Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where she had surgery and was in serious but stable condition on Sunday, local NBC affiliate kristv.com reported. Wright said Chapa was still in the hospital on Monday.
Friends told kristv.com that the girls had been together five months. Wright said he didn’t have any information about their relationship, noting that ‘we understood from their friends that they were (in a romantic relationship). I know from … Mollie’s parents that they were very close.’
He said they had been in communication with Chapa. He noted all indications were that ‘third parties’ were involved in the assault.
‘If we had a name, you know, we’d be having a different conversation right now. But we have not been able to gather enough information to identify a suspect yet,’ he said. ‘It appears as if … this was not just a random attack but that’s something that we really have to develop over time.’
It’s a bit premature to call this a hate crime, but it sure looks like the most likely explanation to me. What a horrible story.