Elburn business owner suffers fatal gunshot

By on January 13, 2012

by Keith Beebe
ELBURN—Local business owner suffered a fatal gunshot wound in Elburn last Friday.

Elburn police at 6:42 p.m. responded to a report of shots fired at Precision Stone, 825 E. North St., and found John H. Heinz, 71, of the 3N300 block of Limberi Lane in St. Charles, lying unresponsive near the south fence line of the property. Heinz, the owner of Precision Stone, had been shot in the abdomen.

Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District paramedics transported Heinz to Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, where he was pronounced dead by emergency room staff at 7:30 p.m.

Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith said police are not looking for any suspects while an investigation into the incident continues.

“The public isn’t in any danger,” Smith said.