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USA woman killed in Mexico City shooting

11 July 2018

A US tourist in Mexico City who was shot to death outside a restaurant has been identified as a woman who was celebrating her first wedding anniversary.

Twenty-seven-year-old Tatiana Mirutenko was leaving a restaurant with her husband and some friends on Saturday when she was shot by a stray bullet.

Tatiana Mirutenko was shot and killed outside of El Califa taco restaurant in the wealthy neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec in Mexico City on Saturday. Authorities say that gunmen on a motorcycle were aiming for a bouncer at a nearby bar.

However, the relatively safe Mexico City data didn't do anything for newlywed Mirutenko, who had traveled from San Francisco with her husband where they had begun married life. "She would give 200 percent". "The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is providing all appropriate consular services to her family".

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"We've traveled to Mexico all of our lives", Mirutenko's father, Wasyl, said.

"She always went out of her way to make me feel special", Roma said.

Soon afterward, the couple would travel from their home in California to Mexico City for what was supposed to be a celebration of their first wedding anniversary, Mirutenko's family told ABC 7 News.

"Out of respect for the family during this hard time, we have no further comment", the official said. "I don't know how I'm going to survive without her, but with her memory and knowing how wonderful she was to every single person that she ever came across, I will use that to incorporate into my life to be as great as she was to honor her memory".

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According to colleagues at Nektar Therapeutics, where she worked, Mirutenko was a rising star.

"She was always willing to help on any project across the company and had an incredibly strong work ethic", Ms Ruddock said. Earlier this year, the U.S. They left for Mexico City July 3.

"Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life", the company said in a statement.

Since March, the State Department has told U.S. citizens not to travel to four Mexican states because of the high levels of violent crime found in each. "She will be incredibly missed by all of us at Nektar Therapeutics", Ruddock said.

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Her body will be flown from Mexico back to Chicago, where she will be buried, on Tuesday.

USA woman killed in Mexico City shooting