Mexican actress Tania Mendoza, star of a film inspired by the novel The Queen of the South, was shot to death in the city of Cuernavaca, local authorities reported this Wednesday.
Mendoza, 42, was attacked Tuesday afternoon when he waited for his son to leave a sports center, A source from the Morelos state prosecutor’s office reported that she asked not to be identified because she was not authorized to testify.
According to witnesses, the aggressor would have arrived aboard a motorcycle and immediately he would have shot the actress. His son, a minor, would have witnessed the crime.
Mendoza, who was also a model and actress, starred in the 2005 film The mere Queen of the South, inspired the novel The Queen of the South, by the Spanish Arturo Pérez Reverte.
The actress had small roles andn programs and soap operas on the network Televisa.
Already in 2010, Mendoza she had been kidnapped along with her husband and son.
In Cuernavaca they act cells of different criminal groups linked to drug trafficking.
Mexico is hit by a wave of violence in the midst of which more than 300,000 people have been murdered since December 2006, according to official accounts that attribute most of these crimes to drug trafficking.