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Tania Mendoza was murdered in Morelos, Mexico. Photo: Instagram- taniamendoza5

What is known about the murder of the Reina del Sur?

Actress and singer Tania Mendoza was murdered in front of a sports complex while waiting for her 11-year-old son.

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Tania Mendoza, the Mexican actress and singer best known for her starring role in the movie La Reina del Sur, was shot and killed on Tuesday, Dec. 14, while waiting outside a soccer academy in the Mexican state of Morelos to pick up her 11-year-old son.

According to the report and witnesses, Mendoza was outside the Felinos sport unit in the Loma de Cortés neighborhood in Cuernavaca, where she was waiting for her son to leave soccer practice. While she was with other parents, two armed men arrived on a motorcycle, and one of them fired several shots at her before they managed to escape.

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So far it is known that the shots were fired directly at the actress and no one else. 

Moments after the crime, a security operation was deployed in the area to find those responsible, but so far no one has been arrested.

'La Reina del Sur' had already filed complaints in 2010 after being kidnapped along with her husband and son, in addition to receiving death threats around that time. Although there is some speculation, the causes of the attack and the identity of the attackers are still unknown.

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