The young lovers were driving during the day when 20 shots were fired at them.
An American golf pro and his teacher girlfriend were murdered while quarantining in Mexico on Monday.
Pat Landers, 32, of Baldwinsville, New York, and Karla Baca were gunned down in Juarez, a border city just south of El Paso, Texas, while driving a Jeep with New York license plates, according to KTMS.
Authorities said suspects fired at least 20 gunshots. Photos show the Jeep's windshield shattered by bullet holes, per El Paso Times.
Landers and Baca were reportedly dating for the past three or four months when they decided to isolate in her hometown of Juarez due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Affected deeply by the loss, Howe said he spent Tuesday crying, thinking of Landers -- who was to be a groomsmen in his upcoming wedding -- and Lander's only child.
"I want people to know he was a great father and loved his son, Cameron,” Howe told Spectrum News. “He loved him more than anything in the world.”
According to El Paso Times, Baca had just returned to work on Monday as a physical education teacher at Federal Primary School 28, using online classes to work with her students, as the city of Juarez was under stay-at-home orders since March 23.
Violence, however, has continued in the area with more than 100 killings this month, according to the Norte Digital website.