27-Year-Old San Francisco Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Celebrating Wedding Anniversary in Mexico

KTLA | 7/10/2018 | CNN Wire
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Two gunmen on a motorcycle, apparently aiming for a bar bouncer in Mexico City, killed a 27-year-old San Francisco woman with a stray bullet as she reportedly was celebrating her first wedding anniversary, sources said.

Tatiana Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taqueria on Saturday with two friends in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen opened fire on a bouncer inside the establishment, according to a statement from the Mexico City attorney general's office.

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Hoover and the couple's friends rushed her out of the establishment, the statement said. The 46-year-old bouncer from Huixquilucan, who worked at a bar in the nearby Polanco area, was transported to a hospital.

A Bureau of Consular Affairs official confirmed Mirutenko had died and said the US Embassy in Mexico City is providing assistance to her family.

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"Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment," the official said.

Investigators have surveillance footage of the gunmen, which shows them fleeing toward Mexico state, the statement said. Mexico state surrounds Mexico City to the east, west and north. A manhunt is underway.

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Hoover and Mirutenko were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary with three other couples and were trying to dine at as many Michelin-star restaurants as possible, reported CNN affiliate WLS in Chicago, where the woman's family lives.

"I am missing my sister, but also my best friend," Tatiana's sister, Roma Muritenko, told CNN in a phone interview. "I don't know how I'm going to survive without her, but with her memory and...
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