JOHNSBURG, Illinois — 42-year-old Zina Haughton was one of three killed during the shooting Sunday, October 21st at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield. Four others were injured when Zina’s husband, Radcliffe Haughton entered the salon and opened fire. Zina Haughton’s parents live in Illinois, and FOX6 News learned Wednesday at one point, Zina had sought refuge with them.
Zina Haughton’s parents and her brother have called the small town of Johnsburg, Illinois home for quite some time.
Becky Lawrence works at the Halftime Bar & Grill and says whenever something like this happens, it really affects the small community. Lawrence said she knows of Zina Haughton’s brother.
“I know he lives like, a mile away from here and that she was staying with her parents because she was trying to get away from her husband,” Lawrence said.
Wednesday, Zina Haughton’s family did not wish to speak with the media, instead issuing a statement saying: “We request your kind understanding to let us grieve in privacy for our beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt and dear friend.”
Kris Koehl says Zina’s brother stopped in to the gas station where Koehl is employed the day before the shooting. These days, Koehl says she doesn’t see Zina’s brother as frequently as she once did, but Koehl says she still hurts for him.
“It’s scary and it’s sad when you know somebody who things like that happen to,” Koehl said.
Koehl said Johnsburg is a small enough community that when folks lost money inside the Mobil where she works, other folks will try to return it to them. She says that close-knit feeling is going to be strong in Johnsburg as people come to terms with what happened across the border in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
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