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Man Shot In Newspaper Delivery Vehicle Now Dead

An attempted murder investigation is now a homicide investigation.

A 40-year-old Suisun man who was shot late Wednesday night is dead, Suisun City police said this evening.

Police believe Gadiel Nunez, the shooting victim, was a passenger in a vehicle that was delivering newspapers in the 800 block of Cackling Drive.

It's believed shots were fired into the delivery vehicle from 819 Cackling Drive where several people were congregating at the time of the shooting, police said in a news release.

Nunez showed up with a gunshot wound around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at a city fire station at 621 Pintail Drive and was taken to a trauma center, police said, where he later died.

Police questioned 27-year-old Daniel Jimenez Diaz at his residence in the 1300 block of Hammond Drive in Suisun City. He was released pending follow-up investigation and forensic evidence testing, police said.

Investigators have found no connection between the victim and the people in front of the Cackling Drive residence, police said.

There were reports of a possible drive-by shooting in the immediate area just before shots were fired into the newspaper delivery vehicle, police said.

Detectives have not ruled out the possibility the shooting suspect believed a second drive-by shooting was about to occur, police said.

-- Bay City News Service

Laurie March 24, 2012 at 05:36 PM
WTH? I just don't understand why people do this stupid stuff? Has our society become barbaric? America is turning into a ruthless country of people.
David Ryan (Editor) March 24, 2012 at 08:11 PM
It's probably a case of tragic coincidence, the delivery man being mistaken for a drive-by shooter. I'll be very interested to see what the police investigation reveals.
selena_nunez04 July 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I hate who ever took my father(Gadiel Nunez S.r),he was a great man and would never hurt no one. It's hard living without him and especially to know that someone took him from us just because they thought he was going to do a "drive by" which is bullshit and I hope the police get the man that took my father from us and I hope that man rot in hell,because it is no fun to b 17 years old and know that you will never get a phone call again from your father or not even to be able to hear his voice or laugh or even to have him at your graduation: '(
Laura Calderon July 23, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Selena, I am so so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Your extreme pain can be felt in your comments. I hope somehow you can find some solace. God Bless you Selena.
selena_nunez04 July 27, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Thank you Laura. And I've been trying my hardest but life isn't the same. I wish the man that took my dad away from me could feel all my pain and anger I have. It's just ridiculous how only one bullet took to kill him,and he was barely alive. I'm not happy at all that my father is gone. But acouple of his organs was placed inside other people and saved their life. It hurts that he is gone so bad but to know that his heart is still beating even though it's in somebody else but it still feels great.you know?
Laura Calderon July 27, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Selena, your father must have been a wonderful man as you sound so beautiful. To be able to get to that place as to where you have been able to acknowledge the gift of life that your beloved father gave to others, his very heart, shows a lot of strength.
Laura Calderon July 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Selena, I wanted to let you know that I have started a prayer circle for you and many, many people have you in their thoughts and prayers to include Brother Ray Courtemanche who lost his son much in the same way. You are not alone. May God bring you some peace.
selena_nunez04 August 01, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Laura thank you so much. I wish there were many good people in the world like you and yes my father was like an angel from heaven never judged any one or anything. Now he is my angel And every day and night I feel him with me guiding me to the right path. I just been through so much, first my ex bf getting murdered then a month later getting murdered And then two days after my dad my gpop died of sickness. It was the worst to bury my father on my birthday >_< but I feel him with me every second of my life <3.!
Laura Calderon August 01, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Selena, Selena, you have been through so much. I really can’t imagine the depth of your sorrow. To bury your father on your birthday-really there are no words. Yes, I strongly believe too that your father is an angel, right beside you, never leaving you. He is proud of your strength. We will all keep our prayers going, praying very hard for God to help ease your pain.
selena_nunez04 August 02, 2012 at 06:30 AM
Laura thanks so much. Having someone to talk to about everything made it help a lot. I wish there were many more good people like u out in the world. And my father will gratefully thank you for helping his little princess feel a bit better. I just want to say thank you so much. And may God bless your heart for being so kind and supportive <3! And thank you once again.
Laura Calderon August 02, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Selena, although I am so sorry that you have this story in the first place, I am grateful that you have shared it. You have honored your father in the most profound way by making him so “real” to all of us and not just a tragic headline. Selena, I promise there are many good people out there and they are sending prayers your way-always. And thank you for the blessings and for the blessing that you are.
Alan August 04, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Selena and Laura, I ran out of room here when I tried post a reply, so if you have time, take look over here: http://suisuncity.patch.com/blog_posts/my-kids-ask-me-why-are-those-candles-that-picture-and-a-balloon-on-our-street alan
Laura Calderon August 04, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Alan thank you for caring for Gadiel Nunez’s little princess, Selena. I am sure it gives her some comfort in knowing that you too just don’t want her beloved father to be just a headline. Alan, you sound like a wonderful father, just like hers was, so keep her in your prayers and thoughts, honor and help this man by doing that.
selena_nunez04 September 17, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Alan thank you so much for that. Yes it helped a bit. The police call us once in a while with some facts. The last time they called us,they told us they are waiting for bullet fragments and then if the bullet match Daniel's friend gun then they would make arrests. But other than that they will not arrest him because they want total proof that he was the one that shot my father. And Ryan I would tell you whatever you need to know.

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