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ALTON, Ill. – Alton police are investigating a double shooting Wednesday morning that left a woman dead.

The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Edwards Street near Jersey Street.

The victims, 31-year-old Angel Syddall and a 25-year-old man, were treated at a local hospital before being airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital. Syddall later died as a result of her injuries. The male victim’s name was not released.

Ernie Sykes

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Alton police arrested 54-year-old Ernie Sykes in connection with the murder.

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Sykes with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of armed habitual criminal.

Sykes was jailed without bond.