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Vigil held in Austin for teen couple shot in South Texas

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Vigils are being held across the country, including in Austin, for the teenage lesbian couple shot at a South Texas park last week.

Video posted on You Tube shows dozens of people clutching photographs and roses at a vigil in honor of Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa.

"Any loss of life due to violence is a tragedy and I think there's an outpouring of mourning for the victim and support for the survivor," said Chuck Smith with Equality Texas.

The two were shot in the head at a park in Portland, outside of Corpus Christi last Friday night.

Mollie Olgin, 19, was killed. Her girlfriend, 18-year-old Kristene Chapa remains in the hospital. Police have made no arrests.

"Currently there is no evidence to indicate either way whether or not these girls were the target of a biased motivated crime. We simply have to allow law enforcement to do their investigation to get the evidence to help them to determine whether bias was involved," said Smith.

But even still, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or LGBT community is speaking out against this tragedy.

"Communities want to stand up and say we don't want that in our communities," said LGBT.

Kristene Chapa has family in Cedar Park that has set up a website to collect donations for her medical costs because she does not have health insurance.

Portland Police say the suspect is described as a white male in his 20's. He is approximately 5'8" in height and 140 pounds. Anyone with information is urged to call the Portland Police at 361-777-4444.

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