Family of Suisun City mother shot in car on Christmas Eve looking for answers


While preparing for her Christmas celebration, a young mother in Suisun City was ambushed in her car.

Christmas will have to wait until Emma Nodine gets home from the hospital.

“She was hit in the shoulder, elbow, and grazing to her head,” said Emma’s father, Patrick Nodine.

After backing out of her Bluebill Way driveway, and heading up the block, shots rang out.

“Bullets came in from the driver side, missed the driver and hit my daughter,” said Patrick.

Emma was hit multiple times.

Her 2-year-old daughter Illiana and a 16-year-old were in the back seat. Both escaped injury.

“I don’t want to think about losing my daughter or losing my granddaughter,” said Patrick.

The 20-year-old single mother is now out of ICU and recovering at the hospital.

Her father tells KRON4, this random shooting is a shock. They’ve been living on this street for decades and have no idea who could’ve done this.

“They didn’t recognize anybody, they didn’t recognize the car,” said Nodine.

Illiana is being cared for while her mother gets well, but coming back home is a question the family will have to answer sooner than later.

“She’s frightened. She’s very concerned about her welfare, and her daughter’s welfare,” said Patrick. “She just doesn’t feel safe here and that’s understandable. So now we’re looking at options of maybe all of us moving out of the area.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with Emma’s medical expenses.

Witnesses with information that can help this case are urged to call police.



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