San Francisco woman killed in Mexico City shooting

  • San Francisco woman killed in Mexico City shooting

San Francisco woman killed in Mexico City shooting

She was celebrating her first wedding anniversary on the trip.

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

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

"The analysis of the surveillance cameras, by the investigation police, allowed us to know that the aggressors fled to the State of Mexico", the attorney general said.

Authorities said in a statement later Saturday that Mirutenko was with her husband and two other friends at the restaurant in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood. "She would give 200 percent".

Mirutenko said his family is thankful for the Mexican authorities who are investigating his daughter's death, the parishioners at a nearby church who prayed for her the morning after she was killed, and everyone who helped bring Tatiana's remains home to the Chicago area for her services this weekend.

Wasyl Mirutenko says they were selecting flowers for a wedding a year ago, adding "today we were looking at flowers for the funeral".

Mirutenko and her husband were with two friends at the time of the shooting, the prosecutor's office said.

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.

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

"We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", department spokesman Noel Clay said in an email. Mexico was a common vacation destination for the Mirutenko family and a place Tatiana loved, her father said. "I'd give my life if she could just come back". San Francisco's Nektar Therapeutics, where Mirutenko worked, released a statement, saying: "Tatiana was a bright and passionate rising star".

The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory in March warning travelers to Mexico City to exercise increased caution due to crime.

The State Department is advising tourists to reconsider travel to Mexico State, where Mexico City is (shown in orange, center).

Mirutenko's body is set to be flown back to Chicago on Wednesday.