San Francisco woman killed in Mexico City shooting

Blanche Robertson
July 11, 2018

A San Francisco woman visiting Mexico City on her one-year wedding anniversary is dead after being struck by a stray bullet, reports NBC Bay Area.

According to CNN, Ms Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taco restaurant with two friends in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighbourhood of Capital City on Saturday when the gunman opened fire.

Mirutenko, who was with her husband and two friends, was taken to the hospital, where she died. No arrests have been made. They live in the Chicago area, where she grew up. Natalie Mirutenko told ABC News her daughter had told her "how wonderful, how safe it was". As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better.

Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was killed Saturday in Mexico City where she and her husband were celebrating their first wedding anniversary.

"Tatiana was a bright and passionate rising star on our Nektar Investor Relations team", said Jennifer Ruddock, a spokeswoman for Nektar Therapeutics.

"The US Embassy in Mexico City is providing all appropriate consular services to her family". An official with the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs confirmed the death.

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Mirutenko, a Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, native, attended Clemson University, where she played Division I volleyball, and she worked for a San Francisco-based biopharmaceutical company.

"We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", department spokesman Noel Clay said in an email.

They described her "incredible work ethic" and passion for her job as news of her death emerged on Monday. It was heartbreaking to all of us in the Sports Performance family. "Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life". "She will be missed by all of those who had the pleasure to know her", the club's directors Rick and Cheryl Butler said.

On Tuesday, Mirutenko's body will be flown to Chicago, where she will be buried July 14.

Two days before they departed, she posted a black and white photo on her Instagram kissing Hoover on their wedding day.

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