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Family of murdered mother of six in grief, fear

Christina Kustes-Eisner, 35, died Sunday at University of Louisville Hospital from multiple gunshot wounds after she and her husband were shot in their car on Jan. 20. (Source: Facebook) Christina Kustes-Eisner, 35, died Sunday at University of Louisville Hospital from multiple gunshot wounds after she and her husband were shot in their car on Jan. 20. (Source: Facebook)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Family members of a Louisville mother of six who was murdered are asking the community for help. 

Christina Kustes-Eisner, 35, died Sunday at University of Louisville Hospital from multiple gunshot wounds after she and her husband were shot in their car on Jan. 20.

As police investigate this murder, her father who said he adopted Kustes--Eisner when she was young, said his daughter and her husband were ambushed.

Her husband was wounded, but police said his injuries were not life threatening.

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"They shot Christina and he (her husband) was reaching over and they shot him in the back," her father, who did not want to be identified for his safety, said. 

The two were shot in their car in the 1200 block of Cleo Avenue, the same street where the couple lived.

Kustes-Eisner's father said after his daughter and her husband were shot, her husband told the family he was able to put the car in reverse and eventually get to the hospital. He called the family with the shocking news.

"Christina's shot and I think she's dead," her father remembered of the conversation. 

Her father and other several relatives, who also did not want to be identified, said Kustes-Eisner was a stay at home mom who lived for her children. She had three children under the age of five, two teenagers and a 20-year-old. 

"She put her life before them," her dad said. 

Her cousin said she was faithful and funny. 

He said, "She was a big clown, always laughing and joking and cutting up and she was very strong in her faith, she was raised that way." 

Police are keeping quiet on any motives or possible suspects. The family is certain someone knows something. They are praying that person will call police.

Her cousin said, "Whoever done it, is still out there and who's to say they're not going to do it again, to somebody else you know, it could be there family next."

Anyone with information can call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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