Brewster Street Icehouse hosted a benefit fundraiser on Sunday, for 18-year old Mary Kristene Chapa, one of the victims in June's Violet Andrews Park shooting.
Back on June 22, Chapa and her girlfriend, Molly Olgin, were found shot at the park in Portland. Olgin didn't survive the shooting, and Chapa was hospitalized in serious condition; but according to family members, Chapa is out of the hospital and in rehab, and is expected to make close to a full recovery.
Chapa's gun wound to the head was described more as a grazing, and the family said doctors believe she could complete her rehab by October. She will never be 100-percent, but will be close.
"She's doing well," her friend Jennifer Delamora said. "She's making progress, a little bit everyday, so we're just hoping and praying it's just a little faster; but she does have a long road to her recovery."
At the Sunday night benefit for Chapa, Brewster Street Icehouse donated $1 for every beer sold and $2 for every burger ordered. There was also a silent auction and a band performed for everyone.
The family said that Chapa was able to get on Medicaid, and that has helped with the medical expenses, so much so that this should be the final benefit held for her.
As for the shooter, a police sketch was released following the shooting, but since then there has been no word of suspects or what, if anything, police have turned up on the killer.
The family is anxious to hear about some kind of movement on the case, and are hoping for an arrest soon.
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