Dallas Vigil Held For Teen Couple

Dallas LGBT community holds vigil for teenage couple shot in South Texas.

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    Dallas candlelight vigil is one of many planned across America for teenage lesbian couple shot near Corpus Christi. One woman died. Another survived. (Published Saturday, Jun 30, 2012)

    Dallasites gathered at the Legacy of Love Monument in Oaklawn Saturday night to honor a teenage lesbian couple shot in South Texas last week.

    Police said 19-year-old Mollie Olgin and 18-year-old Mary Chapa were shot in the head at a bay side park north of Corpus Christi late Friday, June 22. Olgin died at the scene. Chapa is in stable condition. 

    "We just want to let the family know that they are not alone in grieving this loss because we as the LGBT community are so tight knit," C.D. Kirven, a board member of "GetEQUAL" said.

    The Dallas chapter of Get-EQUAL organized Saturday's candlelight vigil in honor of Olgin and Chapa.

    People who attended signed two rainbow flags that will be sent to the families.

    This is the latest in vigils around the country in honor of Olgin and Chapa.

    Officers do not believe the couple was targeted because of their sexual orientation.  But they do not have a motive or anyone in custody.

    Police describe the suspected gunman as a 5-foot-8-inch, 140-pound white male in his 20s with dark hair.

    "Justice will be served," Kirven said.