A NEW York dad and his teacher girlfriend were killed when a gunman opened fire on their car.
Pat Landers and Karla Baca died on Monday after 20 shots hit their black Jeep in South Jaurez, Mexico.
The couple were driving in their car, which had New York license plates, when the daytime shooting happened.
Dave LaBarge, a friend of 32-year-old Landers, said that the pair were quarantining in Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic.
He told Syracuse.com: “He was a good dude. He had an extraordinary life.”
The El Paso Times reported that Baca had just returned to work as a physical education teacher on Monday after a six-month leave out of the country.
Up until his death, Landers had been working as a golf pro and would travel across America to play.
LaBarge said that his friend had been dating Baca for three or four months.
He also told the outlet that he heard about his friend’s death when his sister text him a news article about the fatal shooting.
Landers leaves behind his young son, Cameron.
Adam Howe, another of Landers’ friends, told Spectrum News: “I want people to know he was a great father and loved his son Cameron.
“He loved him more than anything in the world.”
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