June 26th, 2012
01:56 AM ET

Police: Girlfriends shot in Texas park; has 'earmarks of a targeted attack'

Two women, who were apparently dating, were shot in a small south Texas town over the weekend.

Authorities have not said whether the victims' sexual orientation played a part in the shooting, but the police chief of the town said the incident did not appear to be a random attack.

"This particular case, it does have some of the earmarks of a targeted attack," Chief Randy Wright of Portland told CNN affiliate KZTV.

One of the victims died, while the other is clinging to life.

"Well, at best we know they were really good friends. Some of their friends have stated that they were in a relationship," Wright told CNN on Monday night.  "They were found by two visitors to the park Saturday morning."

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    this is crazy...gay people can't be victims of crime? crimes occur in the park all the time...how would a perp be aware of whom they are sleeping with...how bout they were targeted because of convenience and opportunity....

    June 26, 2012 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...rather than employ squeezed-blood-out-a –turnip-justice...why don't you look at possible love triangle motive (male or female) if its not random...is it murder of orientation if they was killed by another gay....

    June 26, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Oh, this is nonsense...RR is right...parks are prime areas for crime...just solve the murder and keep the speculation of their orientation to yourself, Sheriff Shoddy!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. XD

    When they state the obvious I always wonder how they can do it without rolling their eyes. Practice makes perfect?

    June 26, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sandusky Sandwich

    Horse radish!

    June 26, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    I dunno, maybe theres more to it...I noticed a "latest incident" link in the article...(hey, m.s.! )

    June 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |