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Vigils Planned For Shot Texas Lesbians

Friday night in Portland, Texas there will be a candlelight vigil for the two teen lesbians found shot in a local park. In San Francisco, a vigil will be held tonight in Harvey Milk Plaza at 7pm. In Washington DC, meet 6pm Friday night at Dupont Circle. Local police say there's no evidence of a hate crime so far.
There is no evidence that the shooting of two teens last weekend had anything to do with their romantic relationship, Portland Police Chief Randy Wright said Tuesday. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, of Ingleside, died at the scene, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, is listed in stable condition at a hospital. As of Tuesday afternoon, police were still waiting to interview her. Olgin and Chapa were found Saturday morning by visitors to Violet Andrews Park. The shootings mark the first homicide in Portland this year and have left the community in shock. The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation. The Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas released a joint statement Tuesday saying the groups had reached out to the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and Portland police to urge a thorough investigation.

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