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American girl killed in Mexico after U.S. points journey warnings

Police in Mexico are investigating the homicide of an American vacationer hit by a stray bullet in Mexico Metropolis. Tatiana Mirutenko of San Francisco was leaving a restaurant along with her husband and two mates Saturday morning when she was shot. Police say two males on a motorbike have been aiming for a bar bouncer who was on the similar restaurant. The bouncer was hit, however survived.

Mirutenko, 27, was in Mexico celebrating her first wedding ceremony anniversary and had simply advised her household how protected she felt. The restaurant the place Mirutenko was shot was situated in an upscale neighborhood.

“We have traveled to Mexico all of our lives,” Mirutenko’s father, Wasyl, mentioned. “Tania has in all probability been there at the least 30 occasions.”

In accordance with the newest figures from the Mexican authorities, 2017 was the nation’s deadliest yr on report, with greater than 25,000 murders. Earlier this yr, the U.S. State Division issued a journey ban to 5 Mexican states, the identical warning issued to war-torn nations like Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Fashionable vacationer locations Ixtapa and Acapulco are in these “don’t journey” zones. The federal government additionally warns vacationers to “train elevated warning” when visiting Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Mexico Metropolis.

Mirutenko’s funeral shall be held Saturday in Chicago, the place she grew up.

Police in Mexico say they’re reviewing surveillance video as they seek for the gunmen.

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