Vigils spread for Texas teen couple shot in park

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Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:01 AM

PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — Gay rights groups have called for a thorough police investigation into the fatal shooting of a teenage woman and wounding of her girlfriend in a South Texas park.

Portland police say they don't know the motive for the shooting Friday night that killed 19-year-old Mollie Olgin and wounded 18-year-old Mary Kristene Chapa in Violet Andrews Park, about seven miles north of Corpus Christi.

Police Chief Randy Wright says there's no evidence that the attack was motivated by their relationship. Police have not identified any suspects or announced any arrests.

Gay and lesbian advocacy groups the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas have condemned the shootings and urged a thorough investigation.

Vigils for the girls are scheduled for Wednesday evening in San Francisco and Friday in Washington, D.C and Portland, Texas.

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