Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

San Francisco woman killed by stray bullet in Mexico City

San Francisco woman killed by stray bullet in Mexico City

A Chicago-area native was killed by a stray bullet while celebrating her one-year wedding anniversary in Mexico City.

Tatiana Mirutenko was shot in the head as she, her husband of one year, James, and some friends they were traveling with left a restaurant in the upscale neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec, according to media reports.

Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was shot while exiting a restaurant in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City on Monday, July 9, 2018.

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. 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". "The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas", the advisory warned.

Mirutenko's family are now grieving her death. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better.

'Today we were looking at flowers for the funeral, ' her heartbroken father Wasyl told ABC.


'I'd give my life if she could just come back, ' her mother Natalie added.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Mirutenko graduated from Clemson University in 2013 and was working on the investor relations team at Nektar Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company based in San Francisco.

"Out of respect for the family during this hard time, we have no further comment". Four states in the country-Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero-suffered a record 29,000 deaths previous year.

In March, the State Department issued a statement urging travellers to Mexico to exercise "increased caution due to crime". "She was always willing to help on any project across the company and had an incredibly strong work ethic", Ruddock said.

"Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life", the company said in a statement. "She will be incredibly missed by all of us at Nektar Therapeutics".

The young woman's body is being flown back to Chicago on Wednesday for a burial Saturday in west suburban Bloomingdale.

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