Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Woman shot and killed by stray bullet in Mexico during anniversary trip

Woman shot and killed by stray bullet in Mexico during anniversary trip

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

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

Mirutenko was killed by a stray bullet and the bouncer was wounded, but survived, according to the city's prosecutors office.

"The US Embassy in Mexico City is providing all appropriate consular services to her family".

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But on Saturday, Mirutenko was shot by a stray bullet as they were leaving a restaurant in the upscale neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec. "I'd give my life if she could just come back", she told KGO-TV.

Friends and family are now mourning the sudden loss of Ms Mirutenko, who will be flown back to the United States for a burial in Chicago. "We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", the bureau said in a statement.

Mirutenko is originally from Chicago but she recently moved to Los Angeles with her husband who is now back in the United States.

"A year ago, we were selecting flowers for the wedding", said Wasyl Mirutenko, the dead woman's father, in an interview with ABC. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better.

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Mirutenko, an investor relations analyst with Nektar Therapeutics in San Francisco, was described as a "fiercely loyal friend" and "rising star". "I don't know how I'm going to survive without her, but with her memory and knowing how unbelievable she was to every single person that she ever came across, I will use that to incorporate into my life to be as great as she was to honor her memory". 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.

Mirutenko's mother, Natalie Mirutenko, remembered her daughter as someone who would always give "200 percent". In a statement to The San Francisco Chronicle, Nektar Therapeutics vice president Jennifer Ruddock said Mirutenko had a strong work ethic and an enthusiasm for life. The alert urges travelers "exercise increased caution due to crime".

Mirutenko's funeral will be held Saturday in Chicago, where she grew up.

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