Chicago native's murder in Mexico City raises crime questions

Tatiana Mirutenko

An American woman has been fatally shot in Mexico City while on holiday with her husband to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

The gunmen were on a motorcycle and were aiming at a bouncer at a nearby bar, Mexican authorities said.

The woman was apparently struck by a stray bullet, according to the Mexico City Attorney General's Office.

The young couple left for Mexico City on July 3 and planned on dining at as many Michelin star restaurants as they could.

- Friends, family, and co-workers of a 27-year-old San Francisco woman shot and killed in Mexico City over the weekend are mourning her loss and remembering her as a attractive, smart, amusing and talented sister, daughter, and wife. Memories her family is holding onto dearly with a message for everyone: "When you get home tonight, give your loved ones a hug, kiss, and tell them how much you love them".

Mirutenko grew up in the northwest suburbs and lived in Chicago before moving to San Francisco for a job opportunity, according to her family.

Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was killed when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet during an anniversary trip to Mexico City with her husband of one year, James Hoover, on Monday. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better.

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"We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", the Bureau of Consular Affairs said in a statement. "I'd give my life if she could just come back". Although she was vacationing in a nation being strafed by violence and murders, with more than 29,000 people killed in 2017, the capital of Mexico City is statistically safer than her hometown of Chicago.

Her daughter worked as a senior investor relations analyst at Nektar Therapeutics after a successful college athletic career as a Division I volleyball player at Clemson University.

In a statement to KTVU the company said she will be incredibly missed and remembered her as a bright and passionate rising star and valued member of the team.

"She was always willing to help on any project across the company and had an incredibly strong work ethic", Ms Ruddock said.

"A year ago, we were selecting flowers for the wedding", Wasyl Mirutenko, her father, told ABC 7 News on Monday. The alert urges travelers "exercise increased caution due to crime".

Tatiana's body will be flown back to Chicago on Wednesday for her burial Saturday.

Earlier this year, the State Department rolled out a new tiered travel advisory system to warn US citizens of potential dangers while traveling overseas.

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