American Tourist, 27, Killed in Mexico City

Tatiana Mirutenko

Tatiana Mirutenko of San Francisco was leaving a restaurant with her husband and two friends Saturday morning when she was shot.

Mexico City authorities say gunmen on a motorbike opened fire as they travelled through the wealthy capital neighbourhood of Lomas de Chapultepec. The 46-year-old bouncer from Huixquilucan, who worked at a bar in the nearby Polanco area, was transported to a hospital.

She and her husband, James Hoover, were married at a church in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood and held their reception in Lincoln Park, her family said. "Today, we were looking at flowers for the funeral". "We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", the bureau said in a statement.

Her death is the latest in dozens this year across the country which have prompted warnings from the USA government to tourists.

"She would give 200 percent", said Natalie. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is providing all appropriate consular services to her family. The US Bureau of Consular Affairs has confirmed her death. It was heartbreaking to all of us in the Sports Performance family. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better.

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A young couple's trip to Mexico to celebrate their first anniversary has turned deadly.

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. The government also warns tourists to "exercise increased caution" when visiting Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Mexico City.

The woman worked for Nektar Therapeutics in San Francisco. Her coworkers said she was a "bright" and "passionate rising star" with an "incredibly strong work ethic". "Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life".

"It is with very heavy hearts that we received the devastating news about our Nektar team member and colleague Tatiana Mirutenko", Nektar vice president Jennifer Ruddock said. "She will be missed by all of those who had the pleasure to know her", the club's directors Rick and Cheryl Butler said.

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