Tania Mendoza: Mexican Actress and Singer Shot Dead while Waiting to Pick Up Son

Tania Mendoza: Mexican Actress and Singer Shot Dead while Waiting to Pick Up Son

  • Tania Mendoza, a Mexican singer and actress, was waiting for her son to come from soccer practice when two men armed men arrived
  • One of them got down from the motorbike they were riding on and shot her multiple times before fleeing
  • The actress, who was previously kidnapped with her son and husband in 2010, was declared dead on the spot

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Tania Mendoza, a Mexican actress, has been gunned down as she waited to pick up her son from soccer practice.

Tania Mendoza was shot dead.
Tania Mendoza was shot dead while waiting for her son at sports complex. Photos: Tania Mendoza.
Source: Instagram

Shooters on motorbike

The New York Post reports that the 41-year-old was standing outside the sporting complex waiting for her 11-year-old son with other parents when two armed men arrived on a motorbike.

One of them alighted before shooting her multiple times before making a quick getaway.

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Police and paramedics rushed to the scene, but the famous actress was pronounced dead.

The actress appeared on numerous films and soaps operas but switched to music in recent years and had recorded five music albums before her death.

No arrests have been made, and it is not clear who killed Mendoza and their motive.


In 2010, Mendoza was brutally kidnapped with her husband and son, then six months old.

The family was at their carwash business when three masked men kidnapped them before taking them to a safe house.

They were beaten before being released hours later.

Kenyan actor shot

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that Kenyan actor Nagi Sammy Njuguna was bedridden in a hospital in the US after being shot in an unprovoked attack in South Carolina.

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The incident happened the same day his scene from the movie "Black as Night" went viral. Shot three times.

In a post on Facebook, Nagi explained that he was leaving a gas station off Broad River when someone fired at him.

He said it was hard to understand the motive of the shooting as he did nothing to deserve it but remained thankful to God for saving his life.

"I've undergone two surgeries," the thespian revealed.

He added that after spending weeks in the hospital, he was seeking help towards hospital expenses and physical therapy bills as the incident had stopped his work and taken a significant toll on him physically and mentally.

He set up a GoFund account to help with contributions.

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