On Tuesday, Texas Rangers from Corpus Christi and Sinton were looking over the crime scene at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, the site of a brutal shooting that left one girl dead and one seriously injured.
It was at this location that 19-year old Mollie Judith Olgin of Ingleside, and 18-year old Mary Kristine Chapa of Sinton, were found on Saturday morning, both shot in the head. They were discovered in a grassy area below an observation deck by a couple walking the park.
It is believed the shooting happened at a park in Portland just before midnight Friday. The two girls weren't found until 9 a.m. the next morning. When officers and EMS crews arrived, Chapa was still alive. She was taken to the hospital, where she remains in stable condition Tuesday. Portland police are hoping she will be able to answer questions about the shooting.
In the meantime, a memorial at the park has grown, with flowers, ribbons, and cards.
The Chief of Police in Portland said it is too early in the investigation to rule out this being a hate crime. As of right now, there is no current indication that the crime had anything to do with the fact that the girls were in a relationship.
No arrests have been made.
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